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Robert Half International Controller in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania


The ideal candidate for this position is driven by high expectations. You may be a good fit for this position if you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. If you're looking to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department at a successful company, Robert Half Finance is looking for a Controller. You will succeed in this position if you 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. You will succeed in this position if you can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. This position offers exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

What you get to do every day

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Drive the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to ensure the timely cash collection

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

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

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

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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


  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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

  • The ideal candidate will be highly-skilled with exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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

  • Dedication and requisite skills 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

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

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

  • Well-founded grasp of Construction Industry

  • Sage Timberline experience highly desired

  • Strong familiarity with Controllership Functions

  • Proven knowledge of construction

  • Controllership experience preferred

  • Foundational knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • Solid understanding of Accounting Systems

If interested in this Controller role, please reach out to Jared Scholl today - 484.254.9040 and reference JO#03710-0011581359.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Newtown Square, PA

Date Posted: November 9, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 03710-0011581359

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance