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Robert Half International Plant Controller in Portland, Oregon


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, contact Jana Chapman with Robert Half Finance & Accounting about becoming a Controller with a reputable company. You might be a good fit for this position if you 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. This role's duties will require leading with integrity and reliability and having the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. The ideal candidate for this position is a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. Find out more about this opportunity and take the next steps toward a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package, if it's time to advance your career. This full-time position is for a Controller who will work in the NW Portland area.

Major responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective

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

  • Direct finance department activities, 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

  • Comfortable in taking on tasks beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

  • Assure client expectations are met by reviewing deliverables of self and team

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

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  • Certified Public Accountant / CPA is required

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

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

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

  • Strong familiarity with ERP systems

  • Comprehensive knowledge of month end closings

  • Consolidations experience preferred

  • Experience with SOX

  • Annual Audited Financial Statements experience preferred

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.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888.490.5461 for additional information.

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