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Robert Half Controller in GARY, Indiana

Description Do you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department? Contact Robert Half Finance about this reputable Construction/Contractor company's Controller opportunity. In this role, you will be 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. This position is for candidates who can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. We are seeking creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing for this role. This opportunity could advance your career, along with providing you with a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Gary, Indiana region.

What you get to do every single day

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

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

  • 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

  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

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

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals Requirements - Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

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

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

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

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction

  • Foundational knowledge in CPA

  • Proficiency in Construction Industry

  • Expertise in Construction Accounting

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

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

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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