Robert Half Controller in NEW YORK, New York
Description Do you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department? Contact Robert Half about this reputable company's Controller opportunity. Planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff will be essential for this role. Candidates who can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services, will be preferred for this position. We are seeking creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing for this role. Are you looking for a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package? It might be time to advance your career in this position! The permanent Controller position is situated in the New York, New York area.
What you get to do every day
Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
Manage the creation of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them on a monthly basis
Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports
Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual
Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team
Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed
Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management
Comfortable handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties
Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective Requirements - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required
High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills
7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued
Outstanding analytical, quantitative and social skills
Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges
Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines
Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds
Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment
Accounts Receivable (AR) experience
Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Adeptness in Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics
Command of payroll
Proficiency in Accounts Payable (AP)
Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.
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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.