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Robert Half Controller in San Pedro, California

Description Join the ranks at a well-respected services company as a Controller through Robert Half. This leadership role oversees an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will be 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. This company has very competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive detail oriented attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. Additionally, you will handle key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. Being part of the leadership team, you will advance the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and encourage creativity in your team. Based in the San Pedro, California area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position.

Major responsibilities

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

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

  • Complete tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

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

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Meet client expectations by reviewing deliverables of self and team to make sure they meet client satisfaction

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis Requirements - Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Accomplished in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Adeptness in auditing

  • Strong familiarity with Month-end Financial

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Full Cycle Payroll

  • Month-end Reports experience

  • Experience with Month-end Journal Entries

  • Month end closings experience

  • Expertise in Month-end Close Activities

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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