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Robert Half International Controller in Brentwood, Tennessee


Robert Half Finance has an opening for an ambitious Controller for a reputable company in the Utilities/Infrastructure industry. In this leadership role, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will be planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. Being part of the leadership team, you will advance the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and encourage creativity in your team. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Brentwood, Tennessee region.

Your responsibilities

  • Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Manage the production of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

-Qualified candidates e-mail


  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Solid understanding of month end closings

  • Credit risk management experience

  • Expertise in Accounting Principles

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics

  • Foundational knowledge in compliance

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professionals in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

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Salary: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Brentwood, TN

Date Posted: November 16, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 03930-0011606276

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance