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Robert Half Controller in DETROIT, Michigan


Our client, a Non-Profit Organization is seeking to hire a Controller Consultant. This role will report directly to the CFO and will interact with executive leadership. The Controller Consultant will manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, and support the CFO in establishing financial and operating benchmarks. The Controller will 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.

The day-to-day responsibilities of the Controller Consultant will include:

  • Perpetual reviewing of actual spend against budget, as well as leading necessary actions needed for any expected shortfalls

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

  • Recognize key financial results and movements across programs, then summarize and discuss them with key business partners

  • Ensure timely cash flow forecasts by collaboration with the Treasury

  • Analyze and oversee controls to ensure they are effectively designed and operating in partnership with compliance

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

  • Secure an understanding of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

  • Engage with various business partners for a variety of program controllership and FP& A activities such as upholding accurate accrual models and appropriate accounting, as well as true-up activities. Also answer questions from business, area and subsidiary controllers


The ideal skill set for the Controller Consultant includes:

  • Highly skilled in office and accounting computer systems

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

  • CPA and/or CMA preferred

  • Highly skilled at communication and negotiation with prior experience creating trusted advisor/consultant relationships and influencing Executives and Business Decision Makers

  • Good understanding of ERP system is highly valued

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

  • 7+ years professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Ability to manage, lead change and build process improvements

  • Quickbooks Premier experience

  • Command of month end closings

  • Demonstrated knowledge of grant accounting

  • Grant accounting experience

  • Solid understanding of bi-Monthly Payroll

  • Journal entries experience highly preferred

  • Deep understanding of Quickbooks Online

  • Adeptness in grant accounting

  • General familiarity with Grant Management

  • Practical knowledge of budget forecasting

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership across finance team by engaging with different groups around the world via virtual communication

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