USD150000.00 - 180000.00 / Yearly


Mahwah, NJ

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June 7, 2019

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Our client is looking for an achievement-oriented Controller to join a well-respected manufacturing company. This is a leadership role with responsibility over a small 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 offers a very competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package along with a path to be the CFO very soon. We are seeking an individual for this role who can 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. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive; challenge the status quo; and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility.

Role & Responsibilities
Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, payroll
Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management
Drive the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to ensure the timely cash collection
Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners
Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm wide improvements, as needed
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis
Work closely with COO, executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other businessrelated field
15+ years of progressive accounting experience, including 5+ years as a Controller preferred
Background in manufacturing and or distribution preferred
Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
Excellent technology, analytical and management experience required
Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued
Strong proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Program skills
Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail a plus
Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines
Detail oriented, ability to multi-task, work independently and prioritize tasks
To apply for this role please send your resume in MS Word format to [email protected]
- Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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

- Self-starter and strong ethical standards

- Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

- Strong attention to detail

- CPA or MBA preferred

- Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

- Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

- Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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

- Prior work done in public accounting is desired

- Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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