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Robert Half International Controller in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description

To apply to this Controller role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky (john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m)

Do you want to be a Controller with a reputable company? Contact Robert Half Finance if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. In this role, 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. If you can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services, this role might be right for you. Creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing preferred. Consider this position if you're looking to advance your career with a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Chicago, Illinois area.

What you get to do every day

  • Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

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

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

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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

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

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

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

  • Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations

Requirements

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

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

  • Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

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

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

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.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Salary: DOE

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted: February 12, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01300-0011351380

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance

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