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Assistant Controller

About Akhan Semiconductor

Formed in 2013, AKHAN is a premier semiconductor company focused on Diamond and Nanocarbon technologies. We are revolutionizing the transition from Silicon to Diamond as we pioneer the future of semiconductor markets: from display glass to optics, from thermal management to monolithically integrated diamond ICs, AKHAN is ushering in a ‘Diamond Age’ of Electronics.

General Information

  • Job Title: Assistant Controller
  • Location: Gurnee, Illinois
  • Employee Type: Exempt Full Time
  • Job Category: Accounting
  • Industry: Manufacturing/Technology
  • Minimum Experience: 5 Years
  • Required Degree: 4 Year Degree, CPA a plus
  • Manage Others: Not currently

Role and Responsibilities

The Assistant Controller is responsible for maintaining QuickBooks, preparing financial statements, schedules, and reporting in full compliance with GAAP. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules for AKHAN Semiconductor entities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Prepare journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, including investigating and correcting discrepancies on a timely basis.
  • Ensure timely input of bank activity and accounts payable transactions into QuickBooks.
  • Record investment transactions in the general ledger and reconcile related general ledger accounts.
  • Review all related capital project documentation including agreements, statement of work, and invoices to determine if all such costs are capital or period expenses in accordance with GAAP and company policies and procedures.
  • Record capital transactions, determine useful life of such assets, reconcile related general ledger accounts including depreciation and amortization to sub ledger, monitor long-lived asset inventory for impairment, and properly record asset acquisitions and disposals.
  • Ensure all financial transactions are recorded properly in the general ledger for a timely month-end close.
  • Design reports to meet senior management needs.
  • Work with management to analyze financial results and variances and to develop forecasts and variance explanations.
  • Prepare internal documentation to substantiate accounting treatment for new transactions including reference to proper FASB codification standards.
  • Complete audit work papers and work directly with external auditors to answer audit inquiries and provide additional documentation as needed.
  • Prepare GAAP compliant year-end audit schedules.
  • Maintain and apply up-to-date knowledge of current and impending accounting pronouncements impacting financial reporting by attending continuing education sessions and reading online reference materials, journals, and articles.
  • Work with management to improve their understanding of financial systems, policies, and accounting practices along with budget and business issues.
  • Produce and distribute standard financial and performance measurement reports in a timely and accurate fashion.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and independently execute projects cross-functionally.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks required.
  • Manufacturing/costing experience preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Public accounting experience desired.
  • Strong competency in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience in project management, including continuous improvement efforts related to financial processes, systems, and tools to optimize productivity and internal controls.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to recognize unusual trends.
  • Strong sense of accuracy, attention to detail and organization.
  • Able to work within deadline orientated environment, especially during the monthly and quarterly process is critical.
  • Enjoys working in a start-up, fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate ability to develop partnerships and work with others to accomplish objectives and results.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel required.
  • Software conversion experience is a plus.
Email [email protected] to apply

Laboratory Technician

Job Type

Full-Time

Compensation

$20-25 per hour

Reports To

The Laboratory Technician will report to the Engineering Manager

Job Overview

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for supporting the following activities: engineering projects, manufacturing process improvements, technical proficiency in vapor deposition tools, and new product development. Key to this role is performing Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) processing, supporting data collection and analysis to guide product development and engineering skill growth, being comfortable working in a dynamic environment, and ensuring effective communication throughout.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support manufacturing.
  • Performing routine and regular preventative maintenance as needed.
  • Follow respective safety protocols in operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Collection of experimental data and reporting.
  • Proper documentation of all production and testing information
  • Operate and maintain equipment including, but not limited to, deposition tool reactors, chill water systems, H2 generators, DI water units in a clean room environment.
  • Assist in automation of instruments by using LabVIEW.
  • Assist in facilities maintenance.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of clean room equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of deposition tools and high vacuum equipment.
  • Knowledge of LabVIEW
  • 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
Email [email protected] to apply

Executive Assistant

Job Type

Full-Time

Compensation

$30-$40 per hour

Location

Gurnee, IL

Reports To

The Executive Assistant will report to the President.

Overview

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks and support our company’s Chief Operating Officer. Executive Assistant’s responsibilities include managing calendars, making travel arrangements, and preparing expense reports. To be successful in this role, you should be well-organized, have great time management skills and be able to act without guidance. Ultimately, you will contribute to the efficiency of our business by providing personalized and timely support to the executive member.

Responsibilities

  • Act as the point of contact among executives, employees, clients, and other external partners
  • Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage executive’s calendar and set up meetings
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Track daily expenses and prepare weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports
  • Format information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, presentations, reports
  • Take minutes during meetings
  • Screen and direct phone calls and distribute correspondence
  • Organize and maintain the office filing system

Skills

  • Work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, or similar role
  • Excellent MS Office knowledge
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Associates degree
  • Ability to work independently and take on small projects
Email [email protected] to apply

Administrative Assistant

Job Type

Full-Time

Compensation

$20-30 per hour

Reports To

The Administrative Assistant will report to the Office Manager.

Job Overview

We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs, and managing our company’s general administrative activities. To be successful, candidates should be professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate. They should always be prepared and responsive, willing to meet each challenge directly. Administrative Assistants must be comfortable with computers, general office tasks, and excel at both verbal and written communication. Most importantly, Administrative Assistants should have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Handling office tasks, such as filing, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, and reordering supplies.
  • Providing real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and preventing conflicts.
  • Making travel arrangements, such as booking flights, cars, and making hotel and restaurant reservations.
  • Screening phone calls and routing callers to the appropriate party.
  • Using computers to generate reports, transcribe minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research.
  • Greet and assist visitors.
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or office admin assistant.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
Email [email protected] to apply