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Robert Half International Controller in Sterling, Massachusetts


Contact Robert Half Finance about this reputable manufacturing company's Controller opportunity, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. To succeed in this role, you will need to 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. Candidate must lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. If you're a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing, this might be the job for you. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Sterling, Massachusetts area.

Your responsibilities in this role

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

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

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

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

  • Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports


  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company

  • Knowledge of Accounting Entries

  • Earlier work involving manufacturing

  • Foundational knowledge in Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Proven knowledge of Accrual Accounting

  • Practical knowledge of Bank Account Reconciliation

  • Proficiency in Accounting Principles

  • Well-founded grasp of Aging Accounts

  • Comprehensive knowledge of general ledger

  • Wide ranging experience with Microsoft Excel

  • General familiarity with Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Quality experience with Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Good understanding of Manufacturing Company

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Strong attention to detail

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

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

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

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

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

-Global Shop ERP is in use (not required)

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Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Sterling, MA

Date Posted: October 15, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02160-0011591107

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance