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Robert Half International Controller in Goleta, California


Robert Half Finance & Accounting is seeking a Hands-on Controller who has 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. The ideal candidate for this position can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. Leading with integrity and reliability and having the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services will be essential for this role. Candidates who are creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing will be preferred for this position. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Goleta, California region.

Major responsibilities

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

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

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Perform tasks associated with month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Manage the production of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts

  • Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Analyze, apply and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

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

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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

  • Financial reporting experience

  • Month end closings experience preferred

  • Solid understanding of ERP systems

  • Financial Records experience

  • Proficiency in Annual Financial Reporting

  • Adeptness in Annual Budget

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professionals 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 FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

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Salary: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Goleta, CA

Date Posted: November 20, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01260-0011620419

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance