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Description

Ref ID: 01300-0010994293

Classification: Controller

Compensation: DOE

Robert Half Finance is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Controller. In this leadership role, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will be 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 company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be responsible for key decision making and the ability to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. You will join the leadership team in supporting the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenging the status quo, and fostering creativity in your department. Based in the Chicago, Illinois area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position. To apply for this Controller position, email your resume to John Sadofsky [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]). In the subject line, type “Controller”. Major responsibilities - Manage the creation of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts - Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities - Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation - Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports - Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals - Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations - Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies - Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis - Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required - Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques - Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

Requirements

- Be detailed, flexible, and organized - CPA/MBA preferred - Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred - Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued - Microsoft Excel experience - Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required - Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field - Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations - Excellent oral and written communications skills - Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity - Ability to meet deadlines - Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professoinals in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

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Contact your local office at 888.490.5461 or visit www.roberthalf.com/jobs/finance to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

© 2020 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Accounting, Finance
Other Compensation: DOE
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Robert Half

Robert Half is America’s top staffing agency, dedicated to helping talented people like you find rewarding temporary and full-time jobs with today’s leading companies. Our staffing experts work closely with local hiring managers and use AI-powered matching technology to find opportunities that match your skills and professional goals. With decades of experience in placing accounting, finance, administrative, technology, creative, marketing and legal professionals, we’ll help ensure your next career move is a successful one. Learn More

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Description

Ref ID: 01300-0010994293

Classification: Controller

Compensation: DOE

Robert Half Finance is helping a renowned services company find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Controller. In this leadership role, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will be 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 company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also be responsible for key decision making and the ability to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. You will join the leadership team in supporting the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenging the status quo, and fostering creativity in your department. Based in the Chicago, Illinois area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position. To apply for this Controller position, email your resume to John Sadofsky [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]). In the subject line, type “Controller”. Major responsibilities - Manage the creation of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts - Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities - Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation - Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports - Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals - Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations - Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies - Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis - Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required - Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques - Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

Requirements

- Be detailed, flexible, and organized - CPA/MBA preferred - Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred - Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued - Microsoft Excel experience - Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required - Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field - Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations - Excellent oral and written communications skills - Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity - Ability to meet deadlines - Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professoinals in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

Download our mobile app to take your job search on the go!

Contact your local office at 888.490.5461 or visit www.roberthalf.com/jobs/finance to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

© 2020 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.

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