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Robert Half International Controller in Annapolis, Maryland


Robert Half is seeking candidates who have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department, for a Controller position at a reputable automotive corporation that owns several dealerships in the Annapolis / Eastern Shore area of Maryland. This role will be responsible for overseeing accounting for all facets of the business including new and used car sales, service, and parts sales. This will oversee a team of accounting clerks and tag and title specialists. 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 will be essential for this role. The ideal candidate for this position can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services.

How you will make an impact

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with owner expectations

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

  • Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Present monthly financial reports

  • Manage the creation of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them on a monthly basis

  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required

  • Comfortable handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation


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

  • Must have prior experience working in a similar role in the automotive industry

  • Will consider public accounting candidates who have had clients in the automotive industry as well

  • Extraordinary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Annapolis, MD

Date Posted: February 26, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02000-0011594286

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance