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Robert Half Controller in Hawthorne, California


We're looking for people who are driven by high expectations. We're looking for people who thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. If you want to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department, Robert Half is looking for a Controller to join a successful company. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the Hawthorne, California region. 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 will be essential for this role. The ideal candidate for this position can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. In this position, you will receive exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

Key responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Ensure deliverables of self and team meet client expectations

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

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

  • Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

For confidential consideration, please email your recruiter with Robert Half. If you're not currently working with anyone at Robert Half, please click "Apply" or call 310-719-1400 and ask for David Bizub. Please reference job order number 00460-0011709706.

Requirements - Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

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

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

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

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

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Knowledge of Month-end Close Activities

  • Strong familiarity with Month-end Journal Entries

  • Month-end Financial experience

  • Financial auditing experience

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Extraordinary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

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