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Robert Half International Controller in Portland, Oregon

Description

Jana Chapman with Robert Half Finance & Accounting, seeks an ambitious, determined Controller to join the team at a prominent manufacturing company. In this leadership position, you will direct an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, your tasks will include planning and directing all accounting operational functions, managing the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements, assessing accounting and internal control systems, and guiding departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; is honest, reliable and a leader; and will offer remarkable client services, managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. In addition, your responsibilities will include key decision making and challenging, negotiating and influencing 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation

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

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

  • Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

Please contact Jana Chapman with Robert Half to review this position. Job Order: 03600-0011744502

Requirements

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

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

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Dynamics Ax

  • Month end closings experience required

  • Financial reporting experience

  • Manufacturing experience desired

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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