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Robert Half Controller in Irvine, California

Description Robert Half is looking for an ambitious Controller to join a well-respected services company. This leadership role oversees an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, handles the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluates accounting and internal control systems, and leads departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive detail oriented attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able to provide exceptional client services by managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a leader, you will encourage innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and support creativity in your area of responsibility. Based in the Irvine, California area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position.


  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

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

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

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

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

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

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

  • Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports

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

  • Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities Requirements - Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • CPA experience desired

  • Profit Loss experience highly desired

  • Foundational knowledge in Asset Based Lending

  • Strong familiarity with external auditing

  • Command of Consolidated Financial Statements

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

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

  • Notable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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