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Robert Half Controller in Columbus, Georgia

Description You're a likely candidate for this job if you are driven by high expectations. There is a great opportunity for candidates who thrive in roles where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. Controller candidates seeking to become part of a successful company will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Columbus, Georgia region. You might be a good fit for this position if you can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. The ideal candidate for this position can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. The company will reward you with exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

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

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

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

  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Comfortable handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

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

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

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash Requirements - 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

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

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Word

  • Solid understanding of Sage Intacct

  • QuickBooks experience preferred

  • Practical knowledge of Corporate Treasury

  • Corporate Treasury experience highly preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel

  • Adeptness in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • General ledger experience

  • General familiarity with cash management

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

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

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

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

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

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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