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Robert Half Controller in NEW YORK, New York


If interested in becoming the Controller for a New York based tech company this is the position for you! This role is an opportunity to bring your experience and leadership of full-cycle accounting to guide, coach and develop a high performing team to fully own all aspects of the company’s corporate accounting function. My client is looking for an energetic strategic thinker who is intrigued by the challenge of the multifaceted aspects of a fast-growing company with a diverse set of business lines. In addition to management of the accounting team, the Controller is responsible for the accounting operations including the production of timely and accurate financial reports, maintenance of an accurate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, ensuring the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and maintaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

The Controller reports into a VP of Finance. There is an office in New York City but this role can be 100% remote as well!!!


You will support and coach a growing team in a hands-on environment where all team members are vested in the mission and taking part in the integrity of our finances. This role is responsible for all accounting functions including the following:

  • Managing the company's corporate accounting, technical accounting, reporting, and other strategic financial matters

  • Producing accurate and timely financial statements and reports for stakeholders including the board, management team, employees and outside parties

  • Supervising the accounting team as well as serving as company liaison to external accounting and tax resources

  • Coordinating interim and year-end financial close and related reporting

  • Ensuring accounting policies comply with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), tax requirements, and other management reporting requirements

  • Formulating and recommending policies, procedures and systems of control to ensure accuracy and security of accounting data

  • Developing and monitoring internal financial control structures

  • Overseeing all accounting related systems with an eye towards continuous improvement and application of new technologies

  • Managing billing, revenue recognition, and cash & banking processes

  • Overseeing and contributing to the annual financial audit and other external audit efforts

  • Providing input to the annual budgeting and forecasting process

    Requirements - Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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

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

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

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

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

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Proven knowledge of IFRS Accounting

  • Well-founded grasp of consolidations

  • General familiarity with general ledger

  • Month end closings experience

  • Financial reporting experience preferred

  • Sage Intacct experience preferred

  • Experience with Mergers & Acquisitions (M& A)

  • US GAAP experience

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

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