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Robert Half Assistant Controller in NEW YORK, New York

Description Quickly becoming a mighty company in the E-Business/Commerce field, Robert Half's partner is seeking an Assistant Controller to join the team. Self-starters with a passion for analytics and technical skills may succeed in this Assistant Controller role. This Assistant Controller role is a long-term contract / temporary employment opportunity located in New York, New York.


  • Effectively prepare reporting packages on a monthly and quarterly basis and supply to Board meeting decks

  • Assist in developing the accounting team, which includes staffing, performance management, and training

  • Uphold policies for reporting and accounting

  • Arrange and manage account reconciliations/analyses for both balance sheet and income statement accounts

  • Drive the monthly financial executive package and control book to include budget to actual comparisons by department

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in system improvements, impromptu analyses, and special projects as assigned

  • Assume leadership over external financial audits, providing efficient coordination

Complete month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close including financial statements

  • Conduct treasury functions to ensure vendors are paid in a timely manner and cash forecasts are accurate

  • Provide GAAP mentorship for technical accounting, external reporting, and support to the Company Requirements - Relevant industry experience (preferred)

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

  • Relevant industry experience

  • Capacity to anticipate needs and pre-plan work

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required

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

  • The ideal candidate will be highly-skilled with exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and IIA standards

  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Comprehension of SEC Financial Reporting

  • Prior experience with Monthly Variance

  • Earlier work involving NetSuite

  • Proficiency in Lease Accounting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of month end closings

  • Solid understanding of SaaS

  • SOX experience highly preferred

  • Good understanding of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

  • Hands-on experience with Ad Hoc Reporting

  • Background working with NetSuite

  • Practical knowledge of auditing

  • Experience with Ad Hoc Analysis

  • Adeptness in Commercial Transaction

  • Analyze Revenues experience highly valued

  • Foundational knowledge in Business-to-business to Consumer (B2B2C)

  • Previous experience working with Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • CPG experience preferred

  • General familiarity with Month-end Close Activities

  • Business to business experience highly desired

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