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Robert Half International Controller in Westborough, Massachusetts


You could become a Controller with a reputable company working with Robert Half Finance, if you 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 immediate interview contact You will succeed in this position 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 will succeed in this position if you can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. We are seeking creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing for this role. Find out more about this opportunity and take the next steps toward a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package, if it's time to advance your career. Based in the Westborough, Massachusetts area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

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

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

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

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

  • Occasionally perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities


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

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued

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

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

  • Strong familiarity with Lean Manufacturing

  • Cost accounting experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Bank Account Reconciliation

  • Epicor experience helpful but not required

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

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

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

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Salary: $120,000.00 - $160,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Westborough, MA

Date Posted: September 15, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02160-0011559983

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance