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Robert Half International Controller in MELVILLE, New York

Description If you're driven by high expectations this could be the job for you. You're a likely candidate for this job 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 Finance's opportunity to join a successful Manufacturing company as a Controller. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Melville, New York area. 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 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. The company will reward you with exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

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

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

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

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

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Drive the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to ensure the timely cash collection Requirements - Distinguished analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

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

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

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

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

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

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

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Command of Accounting Entries

  • Solid understanding of account analysis

  • Deep understanding of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Accounts Receivable (AR) experience

  • Experience with accruals

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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