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Robert Half Controller in DES MOINES, Iowa


You're a good fit for Robert Half's Controller position with a reputable company, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. Our Des Moines, Iowa client that is growing through acquisition has an exciting opportunity for the right, sink your teeth in, controller!! Jump in with both feet, combine two independent companies and create a new chart of accounts, integrate and create processes and procedures. Be the right hand to the President and have a seat at the executive leadership table. This position will lead a team and give the organization confidence in the financials. Must have at least 5 years of full cycle accounting experience, BS in Accounting, (CPA preferred) integration / consolidation experience, strong leadership skills (no new leaders considered) and fit the core values (team, leadership, drive, ownership, professional and hard working.


  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Prior management experience required

  • BA/BS in Accounting

  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Proficiency in Ad Hoc Financial Analysis

  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management

  • GAAP Accounting experience preferred

  • General familiarity with Business Banking Relationship

  • Adeptness in Cash Flow Analysis

  • Background working with payroll management

  • Practical knowledge of Multi-state Payroll for oversite

  • Financial Statement experience required

  • Budget Processes experience highly desired

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

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

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

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