At Shiftgig, we’re driven by purpose, committed to the careers of our employees and connected to the communities we serve. Through technological and workplace innovation, we help change peoples lives for the better by offering them more freedom to work and live how they want.


Shiftgig offers competitive wages and benefits along with training and development programs to help you accomplish your professional objectives. Our open-door policy fosters a culture of open communication that allows every employee to have a voice in the company. It’s how the best ideas come to light—and why the best people choose to work at Shiftgig.


Shiftgig is seeking a Controller at our Corporate Headquarters in Chicago, IL. As Controller you will report directly to the VP of Finance, and have the primary responsibility of managing the Corporate Accounting function. This position will work closely with Finance and other business units.

  • Coordinate and direct the financial close process including full cycle monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting
  • Direct internal and external financial reporting and analysis in accordance with GAAP
  • Supports financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Maintain and continue to improve upon current internal controls, policies, and infrastructure to scale with the business
  • Directs and oversees corporate cash management, AP, AR and general accounting functions including payroll
  • Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes
  • Coordinates the preparation of schedules requested by external audit team and tax advisors for annual audit, corporate income tax returns and tax provision calculations
  • Support external financial institution relationships and manage internal controls for banking transactions
  • Lead the Accounting team in scoping, designing, developing, implementing and integrating systems, processes and procedures to support growth of the business
  • Provides financial leadership to the accounting staff; recruitment, coaching and development
  • Ensures a spirit of respect, integrity, passion, teamwork, innovation, communication and impact


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Masters degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Prefer senior level accounting experience with staffing agency or technology startup
  • Experience with a fast-paced, always-on, frequently ambiguous start-up environment
  • Experience with NetSuite systems, beneficial
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information
  • A problem solver with strong conflict resolution and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel; Word; PowerPoint)


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