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Robert Half Controller in FARMINGDALE, New York

Description If you're driven by high expectations this could be the job for you. Do you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued? A successful company is seeking a Controller through Robert Half to take responsibility for its accounting and clerical department. The Controller will be a permanent employment opportunity and will be located in the Farmingdale, New York region. If you 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, you might be right for this position. You will succeed in this position if you can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. This is a good role for anyone seeking exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

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

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

  • Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective Requirements - Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Comprehensive knowledge of account management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Actual Variance Analysis

  • Proficiency in Account Records

  • Adeptness in Accrual Entries

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience

  • Experience with Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Command of account reconciliation

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

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