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Robert Half P-RHF-FINANCIAL-Controller in LEXINGTON, Kentucky


You're a good fit for Robert Half's Controller position with an excellent company, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. You will succeed in 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 lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. The ideal candidate for this position is a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. You could advance your career through this very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. This permanent position is for a Controller who will work in the Lexington, Kentucky region.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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

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

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

  • Ensure client satisfaction by reviewing deliverables of self and team

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

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

  • Capable of handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

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

For immediate consideration, contact Lisa Jams at (859)788-3684

Requirements - Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

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

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Strong communication and social skills

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

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

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Journal entries experience preferred

  • Background working with Microsoft Excel

  • Adeptness in bank relations

  • Solid understanding of cash flow management

  • Earlier work involving Microsoft Access

  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Deep understanding of account analysis

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience

  • Month end closings experience highly preferred

  • Revenue recognition experience preferred

  • General familiarity with Crystal Reports

  • Good understanding of budget forecasting

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

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