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Robert Half International Assistant Controller in Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Robert Half has partnered with a company that is seeking a results-oriented Assistant Controller. As the Assistant Controller, you will oversee the day to day of the accounting staff and send reports to the Controller. Candidates who possess a proven ability to identify issues and resolve problems, might be interested to apply their talents to this challenging Assistant Controller position. Apply today! This permanent employment opportunity is based in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.

What you get to do every single day

  • Backfill for Controller as provided

  • Extra assignments if necessary

  • Facilitate the accounting team during the closing process to see to it that deadlines are met

  • Specify and generate process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Enhanced preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Warrant regular account reconciliation to completion

  • Produce relevant and timely reports on financial data analytics like key financial metrics, actual spend against budgets/outlook, and the monthly flash report

  • Advance to ensure a competent, trained staff through development, goal setting, and regular assessment

  • Review and establish Ad Hoc financial reports

  • Draw up numerous procedures, policies, and technical accounting analyses

  • Maintain implementation and insure adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Be instrumental in the preparation of GAAP financial statements, including budgeting and forecasting

  • Push accountability and the meeting of deliverables


  • Understanding GAAP and firm accounting policies and procedure

    • Notable accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred
  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • CPA a plus

    • Profound knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Microsoft Outlook experience desired

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word

  • Controllership Functions experience

  • Hands-on experience with auditing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting

  • Expertise in AS400

  • Annual Budget experience highly valued

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Analytical Skills

  • Earlier work involving inventory analysis

  • Background working with variance analysis

  • Comprehension of Monthly Close

  • Deep understanding of Cognos

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Access

  • Practical knowledge of account analysis

  • Prior experience with CPA

  • Good understanding of financial analysis

  • Adeptness in cost analysis

  • MBA experience preferred

  • General familiarity with financial modeling

  • Analyze Variance experience highly preferred

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Access

  • Previous experience working with Annual Budget

  • Experience with Prepare Journal Entries

  • Communication Skills experience highly desired

  • Strong communication skills and able to receive criticism well

  • Ability to multitask efficiently and prioritize work

Please reach out to Jared Scholl if you are the perfect Assistant Controller for this role, 484.254.9040 and reference JO#03710-0011890162.

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