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Robert Half Assistant Controller in Goleta, California

Description Robert Half is looking for an achievement-oriented Assistant Controller to join a well-respected company. As the Assistant Controller, you will oversee the day to day of the accounting staff and send reports to the Controller. This is the Assistant Controller position for you if you are a self-starter with a history of successfully identifying issues and resolving problems. Apply as soon as possible! This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Goleta, California area.

Key responsibilities

  • Encourage implementation and certify adherence to accounting policies and procedures

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

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

  • Detect and prepare process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Push accountability and the meeting of deliverables

  • Provide regular account reconciliation to completion

  • Classify and develop Ad Hoc financial reports

  • Backfill for Controller where applicable

  • Exceptional preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Additional responsibilities if necessary

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

  • Assist the accounting team during the closing process to assure deadlines are met

  • Assemble distinct technical accounting analyses, policies, and procedures Requirements - Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

    • Notable accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred
  • Foundational knowledge in financial reporting

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Journal entries experience required

  • Proficiency in Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Experience with SAP

  • Certified Public Accounting license or exams in progress

  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Deep technical background in public accounting (GAAP)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multitask effectively

    • Profound knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

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