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Robert Half Controller in Fontana, California

Description Are you driven by high expectations? You're a likely candidate for this job if you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. Robert Half seeks a Controller to become a part of a successful Rental/Leasing Services company and take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Fontana, California area. Responsibilities include 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. The ideal candidate for this position 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. If your ideal job offers you exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth, this is a good fit!

Major responsibilities

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

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

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Perform tasks associated with 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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

  • Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports

  • Complete tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies Requirements - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Wide ranging experience with Annual External Audit

  • Month end closings experience required

  • Quality experience with Annual Internal Audit

  • General ledger experience highly desired

  • Solid understanding of GAAP Accounting

  • Proficiency in journal entries

  • Proven knowledge of Monthly Accruals

  • Well-founded grasp of Check Runs

  • General familiarity with compliance

  • Practical knowledge of auditing

  • Foundational knowledge in Balance Sheet Account

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

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