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Robert Half International Controller in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

Description Contact Robert Half Finance about this reputable company's Controller opportunity, 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. 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. 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. Creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing preferred. This opportunity's very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package could advance your career. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania area.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

  • Check deliverables of self and team to certify they meet client expectations

  • Give financial reports to executive committee and partners each month

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities Requirements - Comprehensive knowledge of Monthly Close

  • Budget forecasting experience required

  • Strong familiarity with cash management

  • General ledger experience preferred

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

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

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.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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