Controller

Robert Half in Santa Barbara, CA

  • Industry: Accounting - Accounting Management
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Ref ID: 01260-#######677

Classification: Controller

Compensation: $95000.00 to $105000.00 yearly

Robert Half Finance is searching for a determined Controller who is eager to contribute their skill to a distinguished detail oriented Services company. The leadership position is responsible for an 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 very competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and excellent career growth. We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive detail oriented attitude; exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. In addition, your responsibilities will include key decision making and challenging, negotiating and influencing the team. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Santa Barbara, California region.

Key responsibilities

- Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

- Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

- Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible

- Review and revise deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations

- Handle monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

- Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

- Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

- Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

- Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

- Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required
- Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

- Foundational knowledge in QuickBooks

- Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

- Deep understanding of general ledger

- CPA experience preferred

- Great attention to detail

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

- Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

- Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

- Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

- Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

- Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

- Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

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

- Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888.###.#### for additional information.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

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