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Robert Half International Controller in COLUMBUS, Ohio

Description Robert Half is looking for a Controller, who will have broad business engagement and impact with a business in the Government Contracting field. To thrive in this position, you will need to be able to manage the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, verify and hold the operations team accountable to ensure end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively. Based in Columbus, Ohio, this Controller position will be a short-term contract / temporary to hire engagement. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level.

Key responsibilities

  • Evaluate and observe controls to ensure they are designed and operating effectively in partnership with compliance

  • Become knowledgeable in key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

  • Collaborate with the Treasury to deliver cash flow forecasts in a timely manner

  • Manage all processes and tools for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting accountable programs

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of essential financial results and movements across programs, then summarize and discuss them with key business partners

  • Engage with various business partners for various program controllership and FP& A activities such as ensuring accuracy of accrual models, appropriate accounting and true-up activities and answer queries from business, area and subsidiary controllers

  • Assemble evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs to support SOX controls

  • Ongoing monitoring of actual spend against budget, as well as leading actions needed for any expected shortfalls Requirements - Prior background in engaging virtually with teams around the globe and providing leadership across finance teams

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, lead change, and build process improvements

  • Professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Good understanding of ERP system is highly valued

  • Proven analytical skills with ability to implement solutions and vendor management experience with good organizational skills

  • Aptitude for communication and negotiation, building trusted advisor/consultant relationships and influencing Executives and Business Decision Makers

  • Project Cost experience required

  • Adeptness in Federal Government Contracts

  • Foundational knowledge in budget forecasting

  • Budget forecasting experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

  • Month end closings experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field

    • CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • Exquisite understanding in office and accounting computer systems

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