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Robert Half International Controller in Newton, New Hampshire


Robert Half Finance is searching for a determined Controller who is eager to contribute their skill to a distinguished Manufacturing company. In this leadership role, you will plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handles the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluates accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. You will have ownership for the preparation of financial information for the business, providing strong leadership to the Finance team, including high level financial advice, incisive analysis and input on how to drive profitability, and efficiency in the business. Leadership for the provision of both US GAAP information. Provide key support and work with customers and vendors to support sales while maintaining financial control. Support General Managers in the running of the businesses and the P & L’s, deputizing for them with segment and corporate leadership, overseeing specific projects and running analytics where required. In conjunction with the General Managers - provide leadership for the ongoing strategy including accountability for success. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also make key decisions and 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.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the Finance team, including financial and management accounting process, balance sheet review and reconciliation processes.

  • Ensure complete financial control is maintained including compliance with US GAAP, corporate accounting policy and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.

  • Oversee monthly/quarterly reporting and the forecasting process

  • Participate in formulating and delivering business strategy.

  • Drive business improvement and support this through the provision of accurate and timely financial information, working closely with the cross functional managers

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

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

  • Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet expectation


-3+ years’ experience in a financial leadership role with a broad base of global manufacturing experience

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

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Strong communication and social skills and able to receive criticism well

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Month end closings experience

  • Strong familiarity with Global Manufacturing

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SOX

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

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: DOE

Location: Newton, NH

Date Posted: February 8, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02600-0011698319

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance