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Robert Half International Controller in Saint Charles, Illinois

Description Robert Half Finance 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 Manufacturing company. You might be a good fit for this position if you 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. To succeed in this role, you will need 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. This very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package could advance your career. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Saint Charles, Illinois region.

Responsibilities

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

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

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

  • Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

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

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

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

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

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash Requirements - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • High attention to detail

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Controllership

  • Command of enterprise resource planning

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

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

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

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

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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