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Robert Half International Controller in Northbrook, Illinois


Robert Half Management Resources is looking for a Controller, who will have broad business engagement and impact. If you can manage the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, verify and hold the operations team accountable to ensure end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively, you might be a good fit for this position. Located in Chicago, Illinois, this Controller position will be a long-term temporary opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level.

Major responsibilities

  • Become knowledgeable in key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

  • Manage all processes and tools for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting accountable programs

  • Collaborate with various business partners for various program controllership and FP&A activities such as ensuring accrual models are accurate and accounting methods are appropriate, as well as true-up activities and answer queries from business, area and subsidiary controllers

  • Support SOX controls through the collation of evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs

  • Analyze and oversee controls to ensure they are effectively designed and operating in partnership with compliance

  • Continuous review of actual spend against budget and lead necessary actions needed for any expected shortfalls

  • Collaborate with the Treasury to provide timely cash flow forecasts

  • Obtain understanding of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field

  • CPA and/or CMA preferred

  • ERP system knowledge required

  • Consolidations experience

  • Proven knowledge of SEC Reporting

  • Knowledge of ASC 606

  • FASB experience highly desired

  • General familiarity with Internal Control

  • Well-founded grasp of SEC Regulations

  • Foundational knowledge in Corporate Financial Planning

  • Solid understanding of technical accounting

  • Top notch analytical, organizational, and vendor management skills

  • Capacity to assess process and internal control weaknesses and identify improvements

  • Background in virtual engagement with global teams around the world and being a leader across finance teams

  • detail oriented accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

  • Exemplary knowledge in office and accounting computer systems

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with experience in establishing trusted advisor/consultant relationships and proven ability to influence Executives and Business Decision Makers

    Robert Half Management Resources matches senior-level financial consultants with a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities in areas such as internal auditing, mergers and acquisitions, tax initiatives, and much more. 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.

    From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

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Salary: $71.25 - $82.50 / Hourly

Location: Northbrook, IL

Date Posted: October 16, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 01310-0011593218

Staffing Area: Interim Project-Based Financial