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Robert Half International Part-Time Accountant/Controller in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description Robert Half Finance is searching for an ambitious Controller to join a reputable Advertising company. 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. Working with this company, you will receive competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, as well as strong career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; is honest, reliable and a leader; and will offer remarkable client services, managing self and others 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. As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to lead the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, to challenge the status quo, and to encourage creativity throughout your area of responsibility. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the Chicago, Illinois region.

Responsibilities

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

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

  • Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

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

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

  • Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team Requirements

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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

  • Skillful in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Command of QuickBooks

  • Comprehensive knowledge of international accounting

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

To apply for this position, please email Valerie Herron at Robert Half.

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