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Robert Half Controller in Rancho Dominquez, California

Description Robert Half is seeking candidates who 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, for a Controller position at a reputable company. 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 will be essential for this role. In this role, it will be critical for you to lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. This position is for a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. Consider this position if you're looking to advance your career with a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the Rancho Dominquez, California region.

What you get to do every day

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

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

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

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation Requirements - Foundational knowledge in Manufacturing Cost Accounting

    • Well-founded grasp of external auditing

    • Accounts Receivable (AR) experience preferred

    • US GAAP experience

    • Practical knowledge of forecasting

    • General familiarity with financial reporting

    • Proven knowledge of internal audit

    • Quality experience with budget forecasting

    • KPI Reporting experience

    • Strong familiarity with cost accounting

    • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

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

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

    • High attention to detail

    • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

    • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

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

    • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

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

    • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired

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

    • Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

    For confidential consideration, please apply directly with your resume or call Brittany at (310) 719-1400. If you are already working with a recruiter from Robert Half, please contact him or her directly to expedite your candidacy for this role.

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