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Robert Half International Controller in BUFFALO, New York

Description Robert Half has an opening for an ambitious Controller for a reputable company in the Hospitality industry. This is a leadership role with responsibility over 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 make key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. You will join the leadership team in supporting the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenging the status quo, and fostering creativity in your department. Based in the Buffalo, New York area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position.

What you get to do every day

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

  • Ensure client satisfaction by reviewing deliverables of self and team

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

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners Requirements

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Great attention to detail

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

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Foundational knowledge in Daily Cash Receipts

  • Strong familiarity with POS (point of sale)

  • Month end closings experience required

  • Financial Statement experience highly desired

  • Solid understanding of general ledger

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