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Robert Half International Controller in Foster City, California


Robert Half Finance is searching for an ambitious Controller eager to join the team at a reputable Hi Tech Engineering company. This is a leadership role with responsibility over an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, handles the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluates accounting and internal control systems, and leads departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also make key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. You will join the leadership team in supporting the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenging the status quo, and fostering creativity in your department. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Foster City, California region.

What you get to do every day

  • Analyze, apply and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Reviews deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

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

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


  • Must have BIG 4/CPA, large regional firms okay – no straight from public accounting candidates

  • Company Size – at least $250m in revenue

  • Previous Controller experience

  • International and Consolidations experience required

  • Oracle r12 experience nice to have

  • Someone with experience with streamlining efficiencies and process improvement

  • ASC606 experience ideal

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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Salary: $200,000.00 - $250,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Foster City, CA

Date Posted: February 22, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 00410-0011708019

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance