Robert Half Finance & Accounting Controller in DEKALB, Illinois

The roles and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Serve as a key member of the Executive Management Team

  • Direct the monthly accounting close including full consolidations

  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing

  • Lead payroll, accounts receivable and payable functions

  • Review the company's accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances

  • Prepare and distribute monthly, quarterly, annual, and key management reports, including budget versus actual analyses

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual budgets

  • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records

  • Help in development of reports for management or regulatory bodies

  • Assist in the successful and timely completion of external audits, implementing any agreed upon recommendations

  • Maintain and update policies, procedures, and internal controls.

  • Lead special projects as assigned

  • Support the General Manager and Board with weekly reporting/flash reporting and other analysis in order to migrate to managing the business in real time

  • Collaborate with other leaders on various budgeting, forecasting, business analysis, profitability analysis, pricing and other financial analysis projects.

  • Remain current on technical accounting and tax matters.

  • Calculate sales commissions and communicate results to the sales team

  • Manage key aspects of the banking/lender relationship

  • Manage the cash position and entity liquidity

  • Oversee all aspects of risk management

  • Lead the integration of finance and accounting for future acquisitions Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proven experience as an accounting manager, assistant controller or other similar position

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance with 8 + years of relevant accounting experience, with career progression in an accounting function

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and regulations

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (financial closure, reporting etc.) Experience with cloud-based accounting software (e.g. Intacct) and advanced skills in MS Excel. Well-organized with ability to prioritize

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability

  • Experience working in a business in a levered financial position

  • CPA required

  • Experience working with external parties (such as vendors, lenders, and external audit and tax professionals)

  • Outstanding communication skills, including oral written and presentation skills

  • Ability to take initiative and work effectively with teams

  • Highest level of honesty and integrity

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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Req ID: 01380-0010397989

Functional Role: Controller

Country: USA

State: IL


Postal Code: 60115-3471

Compensation: $65,000.00 to $80,000.00 per year

Requirements: Month End Close