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Robert Half Plant Controller in Shelby, North Carolina

Description We're looking for people who 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. 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 Manufacturing company as a Controller. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the Shelby, North Carolina region. 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. You're a good fit for this position if you want exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

What you get to do every day

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

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

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

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

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

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

  • Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports Requirements - CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Inventory Audits

  • Foundational knowledge in financial reporting

  • Adeptness in month end closings

  • SyteLine experience required

  • Proficiency in cost accounting

  • Syteline ERP experience desired

  • General familiarity with Inventory Tracking

  • Monthly Financial Reports experience highly desired

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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

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

  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

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