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Robert Half Controller in NEW YORK, New York


Robert Half is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Corporate Controller. This is a leadership role with responsibility over an accounting and clerical department. As the Corporate 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 offers a very competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package along with strong career growth. We want to hear from you if you can motivate others with your positive professional attitude; are honest, reliable and a leader; and can provide outstanding client services by managing self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Corporate Controller will be a permanent employment opportunity and will be located in the New York, New York region.

Key responsibilities

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Manage the creation of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts

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

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

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

  • Comfortable handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

  • Ensure deliverables of self and team meet client expectations

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

    Requirements - Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics experience

  • Command of CPA

  • General ledger experience preferred

  • Well-founded grasp of Lease Accounting

  • General familiarity with financial reporting

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience highly desired

  • Month end closings experience

  • Proven knowledge of Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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