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Robert Half Controller in Sonoma, California


Robert Half is reviewing candidates for a renowned manufacturing company for an ambitious, determined Controller. In this leadership position, you will direct 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. Working with this company, you will receive competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, as well as strong career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership. . The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the Sonoma, California region and is onsite a minumum of 4 days per week.

Your responsibilities in this role

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

  • Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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

  • Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time

  • Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

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

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

  • 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

  • Capable of handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

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


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

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

  • Earlier experience in public accounting and a Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Strong communication and social skills

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Previous experience working with budget management

  • Cash flow management experience

  • Well-founded grasp of cash flow statements

  • Financial statement preparation experience

  • Quality experience with Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Good understanding of Budget administration

  • Skills in variance analysis

  • Hands-on experience with US GAAP and IFRS Accounting preferred

  • Financial Statement experience required

  • General familiarity with Dynamics Ax

  • Wide ranging experience with Balance Sheet Reviews

  • Proven knowledge of Cash Flow Reports

  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Earlier work involving Income Statements

  • Comprehension of Sales Tax Returns

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

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

For immediate consideration, please call Amanda Howell at 707-578-3355.

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