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Robert Half Controller in NEW YORK, New York

Description Do you want to be a Controller with a reputable company? Contact Robert Half if 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. This position is for candidates who can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. If you can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services, this role might be right for you. We're looking for creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. Find out more about this opportunity and take the next steps toward a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package, if it's time to advance your career. This permanent position is for a Controller who will work in the New York, New York region.

Your responsibilities in this role

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

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

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

  • Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

  • Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time Requirements - CPA or MBA preferred

  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

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

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment, to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

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

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

  • Great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Accomplished in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Month end closings experience preferred

  • CPA experience

  • Financial statement preparation experience

  • IFRS Accounting experience highly desired

  • General familiarity with Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Proven knowledge of consolidations

  • Deep understanding of QuickBooks

  • Well-founded grasp of 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.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app (https://www.roberthalf.com/mobile) and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

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.

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