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Robert Half Controller in Lodi, California

Description Robert Half is reviewing candidates for a renowned services company for an ambitious, determined Controller. In this leadership position, you will direct an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will plan and direct all accounting operational functions, manage the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, assess accounting and internal control systems, and guide departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive professional attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able to provide exceptional client services by managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also make key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility. Based in the Lodi, California area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position.

Major responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

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

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

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

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

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Demonstrated ability in exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines

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

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment, to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent

  • Financial analysis experience preferred

  • Expertise in US GAAP

  • Proficiency in Annual Financial Reporting

  • Well-founded grasp of Corporate Tax Compliance

  • Practical knowledge of Control Assessments

  • General familiarity with Corporate Tax Compliance

  • Solid understanding of GAAP Accounting

  • Proven knowledge of Trend Analysis

  • Experience with month end closings

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

Please contact Robert Half Finance & Accounting at 209.513.9889 for immediate consideration!

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