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Robert Half International Controller in Vernon, California


We're looking for people who are driven by high expectations. You might be a good fit for this position if you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. Controller candidates seeking to become part of a successful company will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half Finance to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Vernon, California region. 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 might be right for this position. The ideal candidate for this position 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. This position offers exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.

What you get to do every day

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

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

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

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

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

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

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

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

  • Inspect deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

  • Analyze, apply and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Complete tasks beyond formal job responsibilities


  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Foundational knowledge in Month-end Financial

  • Expertise in month end closings

  • Comprehensive knowledge of general ledger

  • Practical knowledge of Sage 100

  • Experience with Month-end Journal Entries

  • Adeptness in Month-end Reports

  • General familiarity with year end closings

  • Month-end Close Activities experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Monthly Account Reconciliation

  • Skillful in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

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

  • Strong communication and social skills and able to receive criticism well

  • 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

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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