Corporate Controller

Reports to:
Chief Financial Officer, Shift Transit

Shift Transit is a leading mobility operations company, managing 30,000+ mobility assets on a day-to-day basis, including bicycles, scooters, carsharing vehicles, and shared vans in ten programs throughout North America. Shift Transit customers will take over 8 million rides in 2023 alone.

Shift Transit is seeking an experienced Corporate Controller to streamline our budgeting, payroll, and financial reporting processes. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator and skilled financial analyst with experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior role. The Corporate Controller will also produce thorough financial-status reports for our team to help improve operational efficiency and aid in our continued growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all of Shift Transit’s programs, adhering to national and local legal standards while remaining knowledgeable of proposed legislation
  • Maintain internal safeguards for revenue receipts, costs, and team and organizational budgets and actual expenditures
  • Assist Chief Financial Officer in developing financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards 
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Provide comprehensive financial updates on Shift Transit’s programs through evaluation, analysis, and reporting
  • Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape
  • Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective actions
  • Help develop and support short- and long-term operational strategies

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business, accounting, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior-level accounting or finance manager
  • Professional certification, such as CPA or CFA, is preferred
  • Proven ability to work effectively with leaders across the organization
  • Ability to thrive and excel in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment requiring a strong sense of urgency and clear communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, financial software and other common technological business tools
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Candidate is organized and systematic with managing their workload.
  • This position may require travel
  • This position may require hours which exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week
  • This is an in-office position located in Chicago, IL

Additional Information:

All Shift Transit personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities due to the nature of work performed to accomplish key performance indicators.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.