Robert Half Canada Inc
Woodstock, ON
8d ago

Staffing Area :

Full-Time Accounting & Finance

Description Robert Half Finance is actively searching for an earnest, resourceful Controller to join the innovative team at an prominent services company.

In this leadership role, you will manage 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.

Working with this company, you will receive competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, as well as strong career growth.

  • We are seeking an individual for this role who is able to motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude;
  • exhibit integrity, reliability and leadership; and is capable of providing exceptional client services by managing self and others by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability.

    Additionally, you will handle key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. You will join the leadership team in supporting the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenging the status quo, and fostering creativity in your department.

    The full-time Controller position is situated in the Woodstock, Ontario area.


  • Manage the creation of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor them on a monthly basis
  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners
  • Research, plan and implement Finance Department initiatives including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed
  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations G / L analysis
  • Meet client expectations by reviewing deliverables of self and team to make sure they meet client satisfaction
  • Complete tasks beyond formal job responsibilities
  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure efficient and successful firm-wide operation
  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings collections, and payroll
  • Support punctual cash collection by managing the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques
  • Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash
  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies Requirements - Strong communication skills and able to receive criticism well
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
  • Earlier experience in public accounting is highly valued
  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • BA / BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
  • Detailed and have the ability work independently
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills
  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines
  • Foundational knowledge in logistics distribution
  • Knowledge of budget forecasting
  • Deep understanding of financial reporting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-
  • time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948.

    Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

    But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of World's Most Admired Companies since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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