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Robert Half Finance Manager - Controllership in EVANSTON, Illinois


Exciting career-building opportunity at a rapidly growing firm located in Downtown Chicago!!

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Candidates who are driven by high expectations will be preferred for this position. The ideal candidate for this position thrives in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. If you want to work for a successful company, Robert Half has an opportunity for a Controller to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the Evanston, Illinois region. This position is for candidates who 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. Candidates who know how to effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services will do well in this role along with creative types who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. Do you want exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth? This is a good position for you.


  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

  • Collaborate with executive team and partners to support efficient and effective firm-wide operation

  • Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

  • Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations

  • Drive the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to ensure the timely cash collection

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Capable of handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

  • Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required



  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

  • Microsoft Excel experience desired

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

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

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • CPA or MBA preferred

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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