Robert Half Executive Director in Walnut Creek, California
Description Robert Half is seeking candidates who 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, for a Controller position at a reputable company. If you are good at planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff, this role might be right for you. Candidates who can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services, will be preferred for this position. The ideal candidate for this position is a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. You might be in a good place to advance your career with this opportunity's very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. This permanent position is for a Controller who will work in the Walnut Creek, California region.
What you get to do every day
Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques
Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities
Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports
Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations
Manage the creation of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts
Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed
Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible
Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals Requirements - Great attention to detail
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred
Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills
Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued
Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines
Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems
Outstanding analytical, quantitative and social skills
Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment
Cash management experience
Solid understanding of budget forecasting
Business Banking Relationship experience
Profitability Analysis experience
Knowledge of financial reporting
Prior work done in public accounting is desired
Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.
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