Robert Half Controller in AMHERST, New York
Robert Half is looking for an ambitious, eager Controller to join the team at an well-respected services company. This leadership role oversees an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, handles the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluates accounting and internal control systems, and leads departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; is honest, reliable and a leader; and will offer remarkable client services, managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also make key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to lead the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, to challenge the status quo, and to encourage creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Controller position is a permanent opportunity in the Amherst, New York region.
What you get to do every single day
Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly
Perform all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management
Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required
Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques
Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports
Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible
Requirements - Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus
Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems
Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required
High attention to detail
Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds
Comprehensive knowledge of QuickBooks
Command of CPA
Proficiency in MBA
Foundational knowledge in Annual Tax
Payroll tax experience
Prior work done in public accounting is desired
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to handle multiple projects within strict deadlines
Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills
7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit roberthalf.gobenefits.net for more information.