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Robert Half

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted March 12, 2021.

Ref ID: 04400-0011720274

Classification: Controller

Compensation: DOE

Do 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? Contact Robert Half Finance about this reputable company’s Controller opportunity. This role’s duties will require 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. Candidate must lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. This is a great opportunity for a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. You might be in a good place to advance your career with this opportunity’s very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the Seattle, Washington region.

Location: Seattle, Washington (Pioneer Square)

Industry: non-profit 

Title:  Controller

Salary/Benefit: DOE, Benefits (401K match)

Your responsibilities in this role

– Handle daily cash management and produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

– Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis

– Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them monthly

– Complete tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

– Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

– Oversee the activities of the finance department, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

– Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed

– Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

– Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

– Evaluate, implement and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

– Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation

Job Requirements:

– Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

– Great attention to detail

-5 plus years of accounting experience

– Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

– Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

– Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

– 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

– Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

– Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

– Remarkable analytical, quantitative and social skills

– Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

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

– Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel

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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