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Robert Half Controller in East Brunwick, New Jersey


Robert Half Direct is partnering with a manufacturing company seeking a full-time Controller to join their team. The Controller to develop accounting policies and oversee all financial procedures of the company. As a Controller, you will monitor the company’s financial status, review quarterly and annual budgets and manage accounting transactions. Manufacturing and cost accounting experience is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of business financial information in compliance with company policies and GAAP

  • Close books on a monthly basis

  • Provide Summary financial statements

  • Prepare Backlog report - Monthly Beginning and ending backlog

  • Report new orders - $ size, estimated margins, type of equipment and customer

  • Report shipped orders with actual margins vs estimated margins and on time delivery performance

  • Responsible for A/P and A/R function

  • Cash flow forecasting

  • Job cost tracking

  • Work with sales, engineering, procurement, and assembly prior to the start of jobs through close of jobs to track progress against cost sheets and delivery times

  • Monitor and report on overbudget and off schedule projects

  • Inventory management

  • Participate in quarterly meetings

  • Prepare annual budget / operating plan

  • Work directly with outside accounting firm to prepare taxes and annual review

  • Oversee employee benefit programs

  • Ability to manage teams – will have shared employee available to assist in HR and basic accounting functions


  • Work experience as a Controller or similar accounting role in the manufacturing industry

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and legislation

  • Hands-on experience with general ledger accounts payable and accounts receivable functions

  • Experience with cash management and risk assessment

  • Good knowledge of accounting software

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines

  • Ability to manage teams

  • BSc or MSc in Accounting or Finance

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