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Robert Half International Controller in syracuse, New York


This position is ideal for someone who is driven by high expectations because this employer is looking for someone they can grow in the organization.

Do you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued? A successful Syracuse, NY company with great work life balance, benefits, vacation plan, bonus and 401k is seeking a Controller to take responsibility for its accounting and clerical department. This position is for 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. Candidates who know how to effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services will do well in this role along with creative types who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo.

Key responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Respond on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

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

  • Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Basic tax compliance and working with external public accounting firm on year end tax return (which they prepare)


  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are an asset

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as an Assistant Controller, Controller or Accounting Manager are preferred

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

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

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

  • Strong Excel experience

For confidential consideration, please email your resume directly to

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Salary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 / Yearly

Location: syracuse, NY

Date Posted: September 24, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02890-0011568910

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance