Controller in Galesburg, IL at Martin Tractor

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

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Job Description

Martin Tractor, Inc. is a family owned and operated 4th generation John Deere Dealership. Our company started from humble beginnings in 1926 at a farmhouse in Roanoke, Illinois.

Over the last 95 years, our company has grown and Martin Tractor, Inc. currently has 13 locations across Central and Western Illinois. Martin Tractor Inc. has a unique culture, we have a small-town feel with all the benefits of a larger corporation.

The Controller manages accounting activities including preparation and review of reports, internal controls and managing the flow of work.


  • Review financials – make necessary corrections and/ or adjustments. Trace and reconcile unusual variances.
  • Internal controls – compliance and recommendations for improvement.
  • Budgeting – prepare annual expense budget, Assist sales department with sales budget.
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Monthly IT inventory distribution expense.
  • Volume, Pool funds, Payroll entries, Accruals
  • Reconcile main JD accounts.
  • Review accounts for use tax issues and calculate liability.
  • Supervision of bookkeepers and store admins / assign work / evaluations.
  • Inventory report for borrowing base for Commerce Bank.
  • Sales tax compliance
  • EQUIP processes / user support for process questions / implementation of accounting changes.
  • Annual audit - CPA’s
  • Provide information/reports to managers – i.e., non-billable tech hours, rework, and policy adjustments, sold not invoiced.
  • Provide accounting and process assistance to parts, service, and sales departments
  • Participate in a variety of special projects as requested by CFO and senior management

Experience, Education, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • 5+ years’ experience in financial management or accounting.
  • Understands financial concepts such as budgets, Return on Investment (ROI), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), and Net Operating Return on Assets (NORA).
  • Knowledge of financial principles required for budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Understands financial statements, cash flow, and key financial ratios.
  • Understands the integrated systems of internal control and the relationship to disclosure and financial reporting.
  • Proficient with accounting systems and in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Accounting/Finance/Business discipline or equivalent experience required. Master’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or Business Administration preferred; CPA designation preferred

Martin Tractor Inc. and its dedicated employees are trusted partners, delivering and supporting premium products and personalized solutions to agriculture, consumer, and commercial customers to ensure long-term success.

We invite you to apply to become a part of our honest, hardworking, and dynamic group of dedicated employees, Our goal is to employ hard working employees who are seeking a rewarding career. We take pride in providing generous benefits to our employees and their families.

  • We offer 401K and Roth retirement plans with company paid Safe Harbor employer retirement contributions.
  • Free development opportunities in your field of knowledge, incentive pay programs, and employee discounts.
  • Membership opportunities to Deere Employees Credit Union.
  • The following are for Full-time employees only:
    • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
    • Free doctor online consultations.
    • Access to the V.I.P. network of physicians, outpatient facilities, and other services No cost to employees for procedures who are on PPO medical plan.
    • Company-paid basic life insurance.
    • Free Will, Living Wills, POA, and free Employee Assistance Program.
    • Supplemental life, Short term, and Long-term disability.
    • Start earning generous PTO time as soon as you start working.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants and internal transfers will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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