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Robert Half International Controller in PORTAGE, Indiana

Description Robert Half Finance is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Controller. The leadership position is responsible for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs 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 leads departmental staff. This company offers very competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and excellent career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive professional attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able to provide exceptional client services by managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the Portage, Indiana region.

How you will make an impact

  • Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports

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

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

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

  • Review and revise deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

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

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective Requirements - Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Strong communication and social skills

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP Accounting

  • Controllership experience required

  • Proficiency in Controllership Functions

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

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

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

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.

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