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Robert Half International Controller in Houston, Texas


Candidates who are driven by high expectations will be preferred for this position. If you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued, this could be the job for you. Candidates who would be excited to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department will be interested in Robert Half Finance's opportunity to join a successful company as a Controller. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Houston, Texas region. Candidates who can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff, will be preferred for this position. Candidates who know how to effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services will do well in this role along with creative types who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. This is a great opportunity for exceptional compensation, benefits and potential for career growth.

What you get to do every single day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties

  • Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

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

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies


  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Foundational knowledge in Process Improvement Initiatives

  • Proficiency in financial reporting

  • Expertise in budget forecasting

  • QuickBooks experience highly desired

  • Month end closings experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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


  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Strong attention to detail

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

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

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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Salary: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: February 11, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 04040-0011456512

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance