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Robert Half Controller in JASPER, Alabama

Description Robert Half is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Controller. This is a leadership role with responsibility over an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, your tasks will include planning and directing all accounting operational functions, managing the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, assessing accounting and internal control systems, and guiding departmental staff. This company offers a very competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package along with strong career growth. We want to hear from you if you can motivate others with your positive professional attitude; are honest, reliable and a leader; and can provide outstanding client services by managing self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability. In addition, your responsibilities will include key decision making and challenging, negotiating and influencing the team. Being part of the leadership team, you will advance the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and encourage creativity in your team. The Controller will be a permanent employment opportunity and will be located in the Jasper, Alabama region.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation

  • Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Reviews deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

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

  • Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Drive the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to ensure the timely cash collection

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed Requirements - Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • General familiarity with inventory analysis

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Experience with Controllership Functions

  • Controllership experience preferred

  • General ledger experience

  • Adeptness in Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Strong familiarity with General Ledger System

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounts Receivable (AR)

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

  • Accomplished in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

  • Great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

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