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Robert Half International Controller in Laguna Niguel, California

Description Driven by high expectations? Check out this job! If you thrive in a role where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued, this could be the job for you. Controller candidates seeking to become part of a successful company will be interested in this opportunity through Robert Half Finance to take responsibility for an accounting and clerical department. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Laguna Niguel, California region. 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. If you can effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services, and are a creative type who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo, you might be right for this position. If you're looking for exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth, this position might be for you.

What you get to do every single day

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

  • Ensure deliverables of self and team meet client expectations

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

  • Lead the operations of the finance department which includes accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis

  • Collaborate with executive team and partners to support efficient and effective firm-wide operation

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Act on items beyond formal job responsibilities Requirements - Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

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

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Skilled in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

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

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

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

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

  • Fund accounting experience highly desired

  • Strong familiarity with Corporate Accounting

  • Cam Reconciliation experience

  • People Management experience preferred

  • Commercial real estate experience required

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

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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