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Controller

Company: Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Job Description:

DescriptionRobert Half Finance & Accounting is looking for a Controller for a client in the western suburbs. The Controller will report to the CEO and have 2-3 direct reports. The Controller is responsible for the overall quality and accuracy of the financial reporting system. This individual will report to the CEO. The primary responsibilities of the position are the development of timely, accurate financial reports, control over organizational assets, and achieving compliance with global, federal and state regulatory reporting. The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resource benefits, business risk and Microsoft partnership/account management. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, self-starting, and a problem-solver. Working with our team on high-impact, exciting projects, you will have the opportunity to foster innovation that produces compelling value-add business services and solutions.Controller Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret financial data, work in conjunction with stakeholders to maintain financial projections, cost controls, and recommend changes to improve operational and financial systems to improve the financial performance.
  • Manage the monthly / quarterly close process and reconcile month end balances on a timely basis.
  • Analyze monthly / quarterly operating results to ensure maintenance of accurate accounting records.
  • Preparation of monthly / quarterly financial statements and related reports.
  • Develop and manage the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Review and analyze all expenses and prepare reports for significant variances to budget and prior year.
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual tax returns with independent CPA firm including preparation of supporting work papers.
  • Support the accounting requirements for international operating entities.
  • Oversight of all payroll and billing functions.
  • Analyze monthly cash flow and prepare quarterly projections.
  • Implement, document, maintain and review adequate and effective internal controls to ensure compliance.
  • Respond to internal and customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Oversee accounts receivable aging and collection activities via strong communication and follow-up.
  • Manage, lead, and develop direct reports including: clearly communicating performance standards; ensuring that all team members have measurable commitments and receive timely, annual performance reviews against those commitments; and ensuring that team members have updated career development plans and receive appropriate career coaching.
  • Drive culture, values and behavior consistent with the overall Merit values. Identify and execute best practices to support the continuous development of our shared knowledge base.Successful Controller will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, 7+ years experience, strong systems aptitude, and the ability to quickly build models and scenarios, simplify complex data and give clarity to information.If interested, please send resume to brian.keating@roberthalf.comRequirements
    • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
    • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required
    • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued
    • CPA/MBA preferred
    • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
    • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
    • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines
    • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems
    • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired
    • Month end closings experience
    • General ledger experience required
    • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience
    • Demonstrated ability to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds
    • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus
    • Outstanding analytical, quantitative and social skillsRobert 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 FORTUNEs 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.Salary: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00 / YearlyLocation: Wheaton, ILDate Posted: March 6, 2020Employment Type: Full-timeJob Reference: 01380-0011331533Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance

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