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Robert Half Controller in TUSKEGEE, Alabama

Description Candidates looking for work in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level might be interested in this Controller position! Do you want to be part of our client's team in the Higher Education field? Robert Half has an open opportunity as a Controller with broad business engagement & impact. The Controller position is a long-term contract / temporary to hire engagement located in Tuskegee, Alabama. We need someone who can manage the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, verify and hold the operations team accountable to ensure end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively.

What you get to do every single day

  • Evaluate and observe controls to ensure they are designed and operating effectively in partnership with compliance

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of essential financial results and movements across programs, then summarize and discuss them with key business partners

  • Organize evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs in order to support SOX controls

  • Continuous reviewing of actual spend against budget, as well as directing actions needed for any expected shortfalls

  • Supervise reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes and tools for the accountable programs

  • Collaborate with the Treasury to provide timely cash flow forecasts

  • Engage with various business partners for a variety of program controllership and FP& A activities such as upholding accurate accrual models and appropriate accounting, as well as true-up activities. Also answer questions from business, area and subsidiary controllers

  • Acquire understanding of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners Requirements - Good understanding of ERP system is highly valued

  • Skills to assess process and internal control weaknesses and identify improvements

  • Experience engaging with teams and providing leadership across finance teams

  • Professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Prior experience in office and accounting computer systems

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field

    • CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to implement solutions and vendor management experience with good organizational skills

  • Highly skilled at communication and negotiation with prior experience creating trusted advisor/consultant relationships and influencing Executives and Business Decision Makers

  • Foundational knowledge in month end closings

  • Controllership experience

  • Command of general ledger

  • Adeptness in CPA

  • Grant accounting experience

  • Experience with financial reporting

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