Controller / CFO


Wichita, KS

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 12 days ago

  by    Eric Stoecklein

Chance Rides Manufacturing, a family owned and operated $25M company with 120 employees located in Wichita, KS has been delivering entertainment to the amusement industry since 1961. We take pride in being a leading manufacturer of amusement rides and people movers worldwide.

For over 50 years, Chance Rides has been at the heart of manufacturing excellence in the amusement industry and we are committed to continuing that standard of excellence for another 50 years and beyond. Chance Rides is currently seeking the following position:


Controller / CFO

General Purpose:

Reporting to the President, the Controller / CFO is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financialreports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller / CFO is a key part of the senior leadership team and must provide additional guidance, training, and leadership to fellow staff members in other roles. The Controller / CFO typically performs the duties listed below but is not necessarily limited to them.


Description of Job Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Participate in the development of and support the company's strategic plans
  • Monitor the financial performance of the company and report to upper management while providing unique solutions, strategies, and ideas
  • Compile and analyze financial and other reporting packages
  • Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company's procedures
  • Communicate financial metrics to upper management including fellow staff
  • Provide guidance, proactive solutions and ideas, and cross functional problem solving across all areas of the business
  • Provide leadership, management, and support to the entire accounting department
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financialreporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Additional Controller / CFO duties as necessary



  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of proven Financial Controllerexperience in a manufacturing environment; 5 years of supervisory responsibility
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and management skills across multiple disciplines and areas with a high energy and positive attitude
  • Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product
  • Ability to establish deadlines for themselves and the team
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Intermediate to advanced applications software expertise (Excel and accounting software)
  • Experience in forecasting and budgeting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Experience with creating financial statements with thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Cost accounting experience a plus




  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting (preferred), finance, economics, or business administration required
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is highly preferred
  • CPA is preferred although optional
  • Global Shop ERP experience a plus


Chance Rides Offers:


  • Competitive salary and bonus (commensurate with experience)
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • PTO, Vacation and Holiday Pay


Chance Rides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

$100K - $130K