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Robert Half Controller in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

Description 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, contact Robert Half about becoming a Controller with a reputable company. Planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff will be essential for this role. Candidate must lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. Consider this position if you are a 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. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the Memphis, Tennessee region.

What you get to do every day

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

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

  • Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Ensure client satisfaction by reviewing deliverables of self and team

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

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

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

  • Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports

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

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties Requirements - Attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

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

  • Command of Monthly Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation experience preferred

  • Proficiency in budget forecasting

  • Solid understanding of month end closings

  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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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. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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