Robert Half Finance & Accounting Controller in Woodstock, Ontario

Robert Half Finance is searching for an ambitious Controller to join a reputable Manufacturing company. This leadership role oversees 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 strong career growth. We are looking for someone who motivates others through a positive professional attitude; exhibits integrity, reliability and leadership; and is able to provide exceptional client services by managing self and others 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. Being part of the leadership team, you will advance the production of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and encourage creativity in your team. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Woodstock, Ontario region. Key responsibilities - Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques - Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed - Work closely with COO, executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation - Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies - Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as 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 - Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports - Manage the production of the yearly budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly - Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

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 once again was named first in our industry on FortuneĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Req ID: 05210-0010068939

Functional Role: Controller

Country: Canada

State: ON

City: Woodstock

Postal Code: N4S 7W5

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: - BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field - Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills - Command of budget forecasting - Experience with management reporting - Month end closings experience preferred - Financial analysis experience - Proven knowledge of standard costs - Well-founded grasp of financial reporting - Comprehensive knowledge of analysis - Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations - Understanding GAAP and firm accounting policies and procedure - Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities - Develop quality deliverables - Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity - Hold self and others accountable for ensuring that results are achieved - 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including 5+ years as a Controller preferred - Prior work done in public accounting is desired - Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills - CPA/MBA preferred - Ability to meet deadlines - Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks - Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired - High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel