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Robert Half Controller in Peoria, Illinois


Robert Half is looking for a Controller for a direct hire position for a client in Peoria, IL. The Controller manages the finance and accounting function for the assigned business units (BU) providing information about company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions. This role is responsible for the BU’s monthly close process, the consolidation of financial reports for assigned entity(s) and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are met.

Responsibilities include generating monthly financial

statements, operational analysis, project milestone review & billing,

depreciation, G/L, budgeting and forecasting, inventory control, internal

controls, payroll, and cash management. Reports to the Corporate Controller

with a dotted line to the location’s President.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the monthly close process.

Lead the financial consolidation of the applicable BU location

(acquired company).

Provide timely and accurate reporting to internal and external


Review, document, implement and communicate the enforcement of

correct and appropriate accounting policies and procedures in accordance with


Coordinate with corporate and site stakeholders to implement

identified internal control improvements, while driving continuous improvement

in all areas that interact with accounting and business processes

Provide guidance, training and support for the site’s accounting

personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved while

supporting talent development initiatives and performance

Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in

the context of a project-based business utilizing percentage of completion

(POC) accounting,

Build-out the site’s accounting team as necessary to support


Support any additional, local acquisition and related

integration activities

Assist General Manager/Business Unit President with operational

analysis on the BU financial performance.

Lead annual budget process. Provide supporting documentation and

guidance on the development of BU location annual budgets.

Oversees all general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and

fixed asset activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions

and compliance with internal policies.

Assure any local tax compliance matters are completed timely and


Assist in any system implementations or related enhancements.

Respond to ad hoc needs with accurate and timely work to

facilitate financial needs.

Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a

variety of special reports.

Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work

procedures and instructions.

Regular financial reporting to Corporate, as well as ad hoc requests

Manage annual audits of applicable BU location, serving as

primary contact to Corporate and external auditors

Other tasks and duties as assigned.

If interested, please contact Brian Keating at 630-836-7152


Required Education/Experience:

Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License

An MBA or other advanced degree preferred

5+ years in accounting leadership roles, including demonstrated

management experience leading an accounting team

Public accounting or experience working in a private equity

owned company preferred

Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in

Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience

Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of

completion accounting (POC required)

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