Assistant Controller

Full Time Westchester, Illinois, US Follett Corporation

Company Description

Follett has been a trusted partner to Pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses for more than 140 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.

Every day, we serve over half of the students in the United States, and work with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. We’re higher education’s largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community as we operate nearly 1,200 local campus stores and over 1,600 virtual stores across the continent.

Our vantage point and presence in the market – from early childhood all the way through higher education – gives us a unique perspective to know what teachers are teaching and how students are learning; to know what professors are adopting; to know what college students are buying, and to know how they are acquiring content and interacting with new technologies and retail environments available to them.

We’re more than just a book company, we’re a gateway to knowledge—harnessing our insights to help improve student outcomes and shape the future of education as we know it.

Job Description

The Assistant Controller role is a critical leadership position that is responsible for driving accounting excellence across the organization through the establishment and execution of organizational policies and procedures. This role is also the technical accounting expert for all business units and manages the Corporate Accounting team and consolidation process.

This position reports directly to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, and serves as a primary strategic partner to finance leaders in the business units driving the sound application of technical accounting guidance. A focus on continuous improvement including the enhancement of accounting processes, policies, and procedures is essential to success in this position.


  • CPA Required
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 10 + years of experience
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Public Accounting experience desired

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.