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Robert Half International Controller in BROOKLYN, New York


Robert Half Finance is searching for an ambitious Controller to join a reputable Entertainment company. In this leadership position, you will direct an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, manages the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, analyzes accounting and internal control systems, and guides departmental staff. Working with this company, you will receive competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, as well as strong career growth. We are searching for an individual who can motivate others with a positive professional attitude; displays integrity, reliability and leadership; and can offer outstanding client services by managing self and other with urgency, practicality and accountability. In addition, your responsibilities will include key decision making and challenging, negotiating and influencing 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. Based in the New York area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position. Remote for now and hybrid work in house/work from home model when things are safe to do so.

Major responsibilities

  • Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Reviews deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

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

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

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

    Requirements - Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Practical knowledge of financial reporting

  • Proficiency in Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Foundational knowledge in fixed assets

  • Prepare Financial Statements experience highly desired

  • Background working with CPA

  • Financial reporting experience highly preferred

  • Adeptness in NetSuite

  • General familiarity with general ledger

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general ledger

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience preferred

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

  • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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