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Robert Half Controller in Norway, Iowa


Robert Half is working with a philanthropic, growing manufacturing organization in their search to hire a Controller in the Cedar Rapids, IA area. If you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting department, we have an exciting role to share! 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.

Candidates who can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services, will be preferred for this position. Creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing preferred. If it's time to advance your career, find out more about this opportunity and take the next steps toward a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. Based in the Norway, Iowa area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position.

Key responsibilities

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

  • Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

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

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

    Requirements - Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Month end closings experience desired

  • Deep understanding of Operational Activities

  • Foundational knowledge in Budget Processes

  • Knowledge of financial reporting

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

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

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

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