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Robert Half Controller in Gardena, California

Description Robert Half is searching for an efficient Controller to join a reputable construction services company. The leadership position is responsible for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, manages the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, analyzes accounting and internal control systems, and guides departmental staff. This company offers a very competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package along with strong career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive detail oriented attitude; is honest, reliable and a leader; and will offer remarkable client services, managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to lead the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, to challenge the status quo, and to encourage creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Gardena, California region.

What you get to do every day

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Manage the creation of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation

  • Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

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

  • Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations Requirements - The ideal candidate will be highly-skilled with exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment

  • US GAAP experience

  • Payroll experience preferred

  • Construction Accounting experience

  • Experience with union payroll

  • Proficiency in month end closings

  • Adeptness in project management

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

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

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

    For confidential consideration, please apply directly with your resume or call Brittany at (310) 719-1400. If you are already working with a recruiter from Robert Half, please contact him or her directly to expedite your candidacy for this role.

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