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Assistant Controller

Norwalk, Connecticut
Job Type
13 Sep 2020
Ref ID: 00679390

Classification: Assistant Controller

Compensation: $120000.00 to $130000.00 yearly

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is looking for an achievement-oriented Assistant Controller to join a well-respected Professional Services company. One of the Assistant Controller's tasks include supervising the accounting staff and reporting updates to the Controller. Candidates who possess a proven ability to identify issues and resolve problems, might be interested to apply their talents to this challenging Assistant Controller position. Don't wait - apply today! This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Westport, Connecticut area.

Major responsibilities

- Backfill for Controller as required

- Other duties as assigned

- Secure regular account reconciliation to completion

- Draw up numerous procedures, policies, and technical accounting analyses

- Advanced preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

- Foster accountability and the meeting of deliverables

- Promote to ensure a competent, trained staff through regular assessment, development, and goal setting

- Analyze and create Ad Hoc financial reports

- Mark and expand process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

- Formulate relevant and timely reports on financial data analytics like actual spend against budgets/outlook, key financial metrics, and the monthly flash report

- Aid with the preparation of GAAP financial statements, including budgeting and forecasting

- Direct the accounting team during the closing process to secure deadlines are met

- Uphold implementation and warrant adherence to accounting policies and procedures

Job Requirements:
- Profound knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

- Prior accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred

- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

- 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

- CPA a plus

- Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

- Microsoft Excel experience

- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

- Deep technical background in public accounting (GAAP)

- Ability to multitask and communicate well with individuals of all backgrounds

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professionals in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities - fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

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  • Job Reference: 173889595-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Robert Half
  • Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent