Robert Half Finance & Accounting - Nashville, TN (30+ days ago)3.5

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, Adam Hossley (, about this reputable company's Controller opportunity. In this role, it will be critical for you to 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. You might be a good fit for this position if you can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. We're looking for creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. Consider this position if you're looking to advance your career with a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. The Controller position is a full-time opportunity in the Nashville, Tennessee region.

How you will make an impact

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis
  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving 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
  • Evaluate, apply and refine policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies
  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners
  • Review and revise deliverables of self and team to ensure that they meet client expectations
  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations G/L analysis
  • Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed
  • Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals
  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities
  • Collaborate with executive team and partners to make efficient and effective firm-wide operation possible - Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities
  • Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
  • Foundational knowledge in project accounting
  • Deep understanding of costing
  • Microsoft Excel experience
  • Job costing experience required
  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired
  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred
  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines
  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued
  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
  • Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued
  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity