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Robert Half International Controller in COLUMBIA, Maryland


Jim Meade at Robert Half is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of Controller. This company is a rapidly growing government contractor with an opportunity to be a much larger in the very near term. They are actively searching for a Controller to help build out an accounting group from the ground up including setting up Deltek Costpoint. Based in the Columbia, Maryland area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position. If this sounds like the challenge you have been looking for please email your resume immediately to Jim Meade at Robert Half or apply directly.

What you get to do every single day

  • Each month, present executive team with financial reports

  • 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, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

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

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties


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

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

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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

  • Adeptness in DFARS

  • Costpoint (Deltek) experience

  • Foundational knowledge in Prepare Financial Statements

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) experience

  • Government contracts experience required

  • Proficiency in DCAA

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

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Salary: $100,000.00 - $150,000.00 / Yearly

Location: COLUMBIA, MD

Date Posted: August 29, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02000-0011545349

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance