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Robert Half Assistant Controller in GARDEN CITY, New York


Robert Half has an open position for an ambitious Assistant Controller to join a prestigious company in the Hi Tech Engineering industry. This Assistant Controller position consists of regulating the day-to-day of the accounting staff and providing updates to the Controller. An Assistant Controller position has opened up with one of our clients. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with a demonstrated history of resolving problems after identifying issues. Apply as soon as possible! This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Nassau County, New York area.

What you get to do every day

  • Discern and establish process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Support to ensure a competent, trained staff through development, regular assessment, and goal setting

  • Backfill for Controller when necessary

  • Ready different technical accounting analyses, policies, and procedures

  • Develop relevant and timely reports on financial data analytics like the monthly flash report, actual spend against budgets/outlook, and key financial metrics

  • Be instrumental in the preparation of GAAP financial statements, including budgeting and forecasting

  • Advocate implementation and make certain adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Guide the accounting team during the closing process to arrange that deadlines are met

  • Administer regular account reconciliation to completion

  • Forward-thinking preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Support accountability and the meeting of deliverables

  • Consider and form Ad Hoc financial reports

    Requirements - Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and IIA standards

    • Notable accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred
  • Ability to multitask, collaborate and communicate well with individuals of all backgrounds in a fast-paced environment

  • Earlier work involving Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Experience with Construction Projects

  • Knowledge of Sage 300

  • Wide ranging experience with Analyze Financial Statements

  • Accounting Guidance experience desired

  • Good understanding of Bank Account Reconciliation

  • Solid understanding of Create Reports

  • Accounts Receivable (AR) experience

  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

  • Hands-on experience with construction project accounting

  • Proven knowledge of Accrued Liabilities

  • Previous experience working with bank reconciliations

  • Accounting Control experience required

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience preferred

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics

  • Skills in Cash Flow Analysis

  • Solid understanding of cost reduction analysis

  • Quality experience with AIA Documents

  • Practical knowledge of Adjusting Journal Entries

  • Deep understanding of Accounting Entries

  • Well-founded grasp of Accrued Expenses

  • General familiarity with accruals

  • Comprehension of Cash Flow Reports

  • Prior experience with cost accounting

    • Significant experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Excellent verbal, written, and social skills

  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

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

  • CPA certification a plus

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