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Robert Half International Controller in KATONAH, New York


This position is ideal for someone who is driven by high expectations. You might be a good fit for this position if you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. Robert Half's new Controller opening will give you the opportunity to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department at a successful company. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in Katonah, New York. This position is for 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. This position is for candidates who 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. This is a good role for anyone seeking exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

Key responsibilities

  • Meet client expectations by reviewing deliverables of self and team to make sure they meet client satisfaction

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

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

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

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

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

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

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Experience with budget forecasting

  • Proficiency in payroll

  • Proven knowledge of financial statement preparation

  • Foundational knowledge in Multi-state Tax Returns

  • Command of Credit Transaction

  • Well-founded grasp of Business Strategy

  • Month end closings experience desired

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

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

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

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

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

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

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