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Company: Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description We're looking for people who are driven by high expectations. You're a likely candidate for this job if you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued. Candidates who would be excited to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department will be interested in Robert Half's opportunity to join a successful company as a Controller. The permanent Controller position is situated in the Ankeny, Iowa area. 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. Effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services will be essential for this role, and a creative type who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. In this position, you will receive exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth.What you get to do every single day- Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports- Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis- 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 in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities- Assess deliverables of self and team to verify they meet client expectations- Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management- Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques- Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll- Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies- Manage the production of and monthly monitoring of the annual budget and forecasts- Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation Requirements - Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred- Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines- Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred- Quality experience with Prepare Financial Reports- Practical knowledge of Monthly Financial Reporting- General familiarity with financial reporting- Deep understanding of budget forecasting- Budgeting experience- Financial Statement experience highly desired- Well-founded grasp of account reconciliation- Proven knowledge of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation- Solid understanding of month end closings- Knowledge of Annual Budget- BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field- Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations- Great attention to detail- Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued- Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills- Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment- Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems- Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity - even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information. - 2022 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking "Apply Now," you're agreeing to Robert Half's Terms of Use ( .

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