Robert Half International Controller in El Segundo, California
You could become a Controller with a reputable Retail/CPG company working with Robert Half, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. In this role, you will be planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff. In this role, it will be critical for you to lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. Creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing preferred. This very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package could advance your career. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the El Segundo, California region.
Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual
Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports
Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities
Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required
Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management
Reviews deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations
Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis
Requirements - Self-starter and strong ethical standards
Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment
High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills
Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required
CPA or MBA preferred
Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued
Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills
Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings
Month-end Close Activities experience
Consumer Goods Industries experience preferred
Proficiency in Month-end Reports
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
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