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Robert Half Assistant Controller in Billerica, Massachusetts


Working with a large and expanding company in the Billerica area in need of an Assistant Controller. This is due to growth of the business, with this trajectory expected to continue. The Assistant Controller will collaborate with the Controller to supervise the accounting staff. In this Assistant Controller role, you will utilize your problem solving skills by taking initiative to identity and resolve problems. Will have full ownership of month end close, ERP system upgrades, assist with budgeting and strategic planning. Great role to join a large company experiencing growth and get on Controller track.

For additional information and immediate consideration, please contact MICHAEL ABATE @ michael.abate@roberthalf;com


  • Forward-thinking preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Facilitate to ensure a competent, trained staff through regular assessment, development, and goal setting

  • Assist implementation and assure adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Help with the preparation of GAAP financial statements, including budgeting and forecasting

  • Recognize and grow process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Put together diversified policies, procedures, and technical accounting analyses

  • Assist the accounting team during the closing process to assure deadlines are met

  • Classify and develop Ad Hoc financial reports

  • Other duties as requested

  • Support accountability and the meeting of deliverables

  • Guarantee regular account reconciliation to completion

  • Develop relevant and timely reports on financial data analytics like the monthly flash report, actual spend against budgets/outlook, and key financial metrics

  • Backfill for Controller where appropriate


  • Ability to multitask and communicate well with individuals of all backgrounds

  • Solid understanding of general ledger

  • Foundational knowledge in budget forecasting

  • Deep understanding of Multi-Site organizations preferred

  • Knowledge of financial statement preparation

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

    • Complete knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Demonstrated ability in exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

    • Noteworthy accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred
  • Certified Public Accounting license or exams in progress

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

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