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Robert Half Controller in NEW YORK, New York

Description This Controller position might be the job for you, if you're looking for work in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level. Robert Half has a fantastic opportunity to be part of our client's team as a Controller with broad business engagement & impact. Located in New York, New York, this Controller position will be a long-term contract / temporary opportunity. In this Controller position, you 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.


  • Collaborate with various business partners for various program controllership and FP& A activities such as ensuring accrual models are accurate and accounting methods are appropriate, as well as true-up activities and answer queries from business, area and subsidiary controllers

  • Manage all processes and tools for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting accountable programs

  • Analyze and oversee controls to ensure they are effectively designed and operating in partnership with compliance

  • Support SOX controls through the collation of evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs

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

  • Work closely with Treasury to provide timely cash flow forecasts

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

  • Ongoing review of actual spend against budget and direct necessary actions needed for any expected shortfalls Requirements - Exquisite understanding in office and accounting computer systems

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

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and vendor management skills

  • Experience with budget forecasting

  • General familiarity with journal entries

  • Solid understanding of Consumer Goods Industries

  • Proven knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Practical knowledge of Review Journal Entries

  • Foundational knowledge in auditing

  • Quality experience with Analyze Variance

  • Knowledge of NetSuite

  • Well-founded grasp of Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Proficiency in month end closings

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, lead change, and build process improvements

  • Working knowledge of ERP system

  • Professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with experience in establishing trusted advisor/consultant relationships and proven ability to influence Executives and Business Decision Makers

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

    • CPA and/or CMA preferred

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