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Robert Half Controller in DES MOINES, Iowa

Description Robert Half is looking for an ambitious, eager Controller to join the team at an well-respected services company. This is a leadership role with responsibility over an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, handles the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluates accounting and internal control systems, and leads departmental staff. This company has very competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunity for 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 expected to make key decisions and be able to challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a leader, you will encourage innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and support creativity in your area of responsibility. Based in the Des Moines, Iowa area, this opening for a Controller is a permanent position.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Comfortable handling responsibilities beyond formal job duties

  • Meet client expectations by reviewing deliverables of self and team to make sure they meet client satisfaction

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation

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

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

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

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

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

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll Requirements - Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

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

  • Command of month end closings

  • Forecasting experience

  • Experience with Monthly Reporting

  • Deep understanding of budgeting

  • Month end closings experience desired

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • CPA or MBA preferred

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

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

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. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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