January 21, 2022


Crystal Lake, IL


Shaw Media is seeking a full-time Controller.

The Controller will oversee all financial activities and supervise and direct the day-to-day operations of this fast-paced position. This position will work directly with other associates and managers throughout the company. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate!

About This Opportunity:

The Controller is responsible for ensuring that established accounting policies and procedures are in place in all operations and are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, supervises and coordinates all operations in connection with accounting reporting processes including financial statement preparation & review, end of month close, annual budget, audit preparation, and balance sheet reconciliation. Organizes and controls account receivable, accounts payable, and cash application.

The ideal applicant will have a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, as well as related accounting procedures, practices, and policies. Experience in budget preparation and controls. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial and technical journals, financial data, reports, and legal documents, specific to the media industry. Ability to maintain confidentiality with Company financial information and perform under very broad supervision requiring the regular exercise of independent judgment. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate the finance team.


• Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university or equivalent experience

• Five to seven years of related experience in the accounting profession of which at least three to five years are in a supervisory capacity

• Experience in Software Business Systems (S.B.S.) financial system is a plus

• Advanced Excel skills

• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products

About Shaw Media:

Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.

Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:

In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match.

Apply Today!

Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply. Forward a cover letter, along with your resume to:


Or mail to:

Shaw Media Human Resources

Attn: Controller

PO Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer.

Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.

This posting may not include all duties of the position.