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Robert Half International Controller in Jacksonville, Florida

Description The ideal candidate for this position is driven by high expectations. If you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued, this could be the job for you. Controller candidates seeking to become part of a successful company will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half Finance to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. Based in the Jacksonville, Florida area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position. You might be a good fit for this position if you 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. You will succeed in this position if you 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. If your ideal job offers you exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth, this is a good fit!

Key responsibilities

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

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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

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

  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

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

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

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

  • Advance Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed, with research, planning and implementation

  • Check deliverables of self and team to certify they meet client expectations

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities Requirements

  • Month end closings experience desired

  • Experience with SAP

  • Adeptness in cost accounting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cost accounting

  • Deep understanding of general ledger

  • Financial reporting experience required

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

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

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing

  • 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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