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Robert Half Controller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description Candidates looking for work in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level might be interested in this Controller position! Robert Half has a fantastic opportunity to be part of our client's team as a Controller with broad business engagement & impact. The Controller position is a short-term contract / temporary engagement located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Controller will manage the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, verify and hold the operations team accountable to ensure end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively.

What you get to do every single day

  • Continuous review of actual spend against budget and lead necessary actions needed for any expected shortfalls

  • Supervise reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes and tools for the accountable programs

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of essential financial results and movements across programs, then summarize and discuss them with key business partners

  • Achieve understanding of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

  • Assemble evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs to support SOX controls

  • Collaborate with the Treasury to deliver cash flow forecasts in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with various business partners for a variety of program controllership and FP& A activities such as upholding accurate accrual models and appropriate accounting, as well as true-up activities. Also answer queries from business, area and subsidiary controllers

  • Analyze and observe controls to ensure they are effectively designed and operating in partnership with compliance Requirements - Budgeting experience highly desired

  • Sales and use tax experience

  • Well-founded grasp of Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Proven knowledge of budget forecasting

  • Strong familiarity with general ledger

  • Command of month end closings

  • Wide ranging experience with account reconciliation

  • Quality experience with Debt Compliance

  • Practical knowledge of bank relations

  • Solid understanding of cash flow management

  • General familiarity with bank reconciliations

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field

    • CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • Knowledge of ERP system preferred

  • 5+ years detail oriented accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills with experience building trusted advisor/consultant relationships and aptitude for influencing Executives and Business Decision Makers

  • Demonstrated ability to implement solutions, strong analytical and communication skills as well

  • Highly skilled in office and accounting computer systems

  • Implement and improve changes in procedures immediately

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership across finance team by engaging with different groups around the world via virtual communication

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