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Robert Half International Controller in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Description

We're looking for people who are driven by high expectations. If you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued, this could be the job for you. Candidates who would be excited to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department will be interested in Robert Half Finance's opportunity to join a successful and beloved non-profit company as Controller. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa region. The ideal candidate for this position can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. 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. This is a good role for anyone seeking exceptional compensation and benefits all the while making a difference in your community.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze deliverables of self and team to confirm they meet client expectations

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, daily cash management

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

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

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required

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

  • Flexible in completing tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

Requirements

  • Ability to meet deadlines

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

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Able to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

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

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

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

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Annual External Audit experience

  • Knowledge of financial statement preparation

  • Deep understanding of financial auditing

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • Accounting experience in non-profit highly preferred

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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.

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