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Robert Half Controller in South San Francisco, California


If you're driven by high expectations this could be the job for you. Candidates who thrive in roles where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued will be preferred for this position. If you want to work for a successful company, then Syed Hussain of Robert Half has an opportunity for a Controller to take responsibility for an accounting department. Based in the South San Francisco, California area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position. You will succeed in 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. You will succeed in this position if you 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. Contact Syed Hussain today!

Your responsibilities

  • Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties

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

  • 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

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

  • Ensure client satisfaction by reviewing deliverables of self and team

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

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

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

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

    Requirements - Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • The ideal candidate will be highly-skilled with exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Ability to handle multiple projects within strict deadlines

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • CPA/MBA preferred

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

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

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