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Robert Half International Accounting Manager / Controller in West Hartford, Connecticut


Accounting Manager / Controller

Robert Half has partnered with a valued client in the architectural industry in their search of a new Accounting Manager / Controller. This position will serve as the top financial representative at the company, reporting to the Principals.

The ideal candidate for this position thrives in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. An AS/BS degree is required for this position. Essential experience includes; handling all transactional accounting including month end close, financial statement preparation, budgeting and forecasting, HR/Payroll/Benefits, and other general accounting/finance/administrative needs.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

  • Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

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

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

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required

For immediate consideration into this position, please email a MS Word version of your resume to:

All inquiries will remain confidential.

Desired experience:

  • AS/BS Degree

  • 5+ years of of hands on AP/AR, m/e close and FS prep

  • HR and Payroll experience

  • Strong accounting software experience, strong MS Excel

  • Effective communication skills


  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

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

  • Expertise in Prepare Financial Statements

  • Budget forecasting experience desired

  • Foundational knowledge in AIA Billing

  • Deep understanding of month end closings

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

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

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

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

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Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 / Yearly

Location: West Hartford, CT

Date Posted: September 15, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 00700-0011559800

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance