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Robert Half Controller in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Robert Half has a client in the Manufacturing industry seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic Controller to join their esteemed company. The leadership position is responsible for an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, 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 company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive professional 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 responsible for key decision making and the ability to 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. This permanent position is for a Controller who will work in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region.

What you get to do every single day

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties

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

  • Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

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

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

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

    Requirements - 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Cash Flow Analysis experience highly desired

  • Practical knowledge of budget forecasting

  • Command of financial reporting

  • Analysis experience highly preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Income Statements

  • Adeptness in Cash Flow Forecasts

  • Cash Flow Analysis experience

  • Cash Flow Forecasts experience preferred

  • General familiarity with budgeting

  • Oracle experience

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Demonstrated ability in strong analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

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

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