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Robert Half Assistant Controller in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Robert Half is searching for an ambitious Controller to join a reputable Insurance company. 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 searching for an individual who can motivate others with a positive professional attitude; displays integrity, reliability and leadership; and can offer outstanding client services by managing self and other with urgency, practicality and accountability. In addition, your responsibilities will include key decision making and challenging, negotiating and influencing the team. Being part of the leadership team, you will advance the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and encourage creativity in your team. Based in the Minneapolis area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position.

What you get to do every day

  • Ensure deliverables of self and team meet client expectations

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

  • Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

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

  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

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

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

    Requirements - Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

  • Practical knowledge of auditing

  • Enterprise resource planning experience

  • Experience with ERP Solutions

  • Strong familiarity with DCAA

  • General familiarity with Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Well-founded grasp of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Proven knowledge of Accounting Functions

  • Quality experience with Budget Processes

  • Expertise in ADP Financial Services

  • Solid understanding of Accounting Software Systems

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

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

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

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

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

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

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

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