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Robert Half Controller in Rosemead, California

Description You're a likely candidate for this job if you are driven by high expectations. If you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued, this could be the job for you. Controller candidates seeking to become part of a successful company will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The permanent Controller position is situated in the Rosemead, California area. Candidates who 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, will be preferred for this position. If you can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, and are a creative type who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo, you might be right for this position. In this position, you will receive exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

What you get to do every day

  • Ensure deliverables of self and team meet client expectations

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

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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

  • Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Analyze, apply and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

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

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

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

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Strong communication and social skills and able to receive criticism well

  • Great attention to detail

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

  • Wide ranging experience with Monthly Financial Close

  • Quality experience with financial reporting

  • Practical knowledge of Financial Forecast

  • Good understanding of SAP ERP

  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP Accounting

  • Manufacturing Cost Accounting experience

  • Earlier work involving Month-end Financial

  • Standard costs experience

  • US GAAP experience

  • General familiarity with Annual Financial Reporting

  • Well-founded grasp of month end closings

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing

  • Proven knowledge of cost accounting

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

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