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Robert Half Controller in MARION, Iowa

Description You're a likely candidate for this job if you are 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. Candidates who would be excited to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department will be interested in Robert Half's opportunity to join a successful company as a Controller. The Controller will be a permanent employment opportunity and will be located in the Marion, Iowa region. 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, will be preferred for this position. To succeed in this role, you will need to 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. If your ideal job offers you exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth, this is a good fit!

What you get to do every day

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

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

  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

  • Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations

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

  • Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

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

  • Respond on items beyond formal job responsibilities Requirements - Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

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

  • Analyze Financial Statements experience preferred

  • Experience with Monthly Financial Statements

  • Business Banking Relationship experience

  • Month end closings experience desired

  • Proven knowledge of Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Financial Statement experience

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

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

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

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

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