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Robert Half International Controller in NEW YORK, New York


Robert Half Finance is looking for an ambitious, eager Controller to join the team at an well-respected services company. The leadership position is responsible for an accounting and clerical department. As the 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 provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive professional attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able to provide exceptional client services by managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be responsible for key decision making and the ability to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to lead the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, to challenge the status quo, and to encourage creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the New York, New York region. Remote for now and may be fully remote in the future! TBD

How you will make an impact

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

  • Check deliverables of self and team to certify they meet client expectations

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

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

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

  • Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities


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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

  • Expertise in SQL

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Proven knowledge of Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • NetSuite experience

  • Month end closings experience

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience highly desired

  • General familiarity with revenue recognition

  • Well-founded grasp of US GAAP

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

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Notable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

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

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

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Salary: $110,000.00 - $150,000.00 / Yearly

Location: NEW YORK, NY

Date Posted: February 9, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02940-0011699346

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance