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Robert Half International Controller in Ooltewah, Tennessee

Description You could become a Controller with a reputable Service company working with Robert Half Finance, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. In this role, you will be planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading 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. You might be a good fit for this position if you are a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. Is it 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. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Ooltewah, Tennessee region.

What you get to do every single day

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

  • Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end 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

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll Requirements - 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • High attention to detail

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

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

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Foundational knowledge in budget forecasting

  • General familiarity with Microsoft Excel

  • Internal Control experience

  • Knowledge of journal entries

  • Deep understanding of Monthly Financial Statements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of QuickBooks

  • Adeptness in financial analysis

  • Month-end Close Activities experience

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability in strong analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

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.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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