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Robert Half Controller in San Francisco, California


If you're driven by high expectations this could be the job for you. Do you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued? Candidates who would be excited to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department will be interested in Robert Half's opportunity to join a successful Construction/Contractor company as a Controller. Based in the San Francisco, California area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position. 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. This position is for candidates who can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. This is a great opportunity for exceptional compensation, benefits and potential for career growth.

Major responsibilities

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

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

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

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

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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

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

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


  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Solid understanding of Annual Financial Reporting

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

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

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

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

  • Great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred


  • 12 years of hands-on accounting managerial experience

  • Must have industry experience in Construction, Architecture, or Engineering

  • Cost accounting experience or exposure

  • Preparation and monitoring of financial forecasts, budgeting, compliance, and project management

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

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