31 Dec 2023
Oregon, Portland, 97201 Portland USA


Description Candidates who are driven by high expectations will be interested in this position via Patricia Carlile with Robert Half. Candidates who thrive in roles where integrity, reliability and leadership are valued will be interested in this position. A successful Marketing/PR company is seeking a Controller through Robert Half to take responsibility for its accounting and clerical department. You will succeed in 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. Candidates who know how to effectively manage self and others within strict time constraints when providing client services will do well in this role along with creative types who can lead while also being a team player, generate innovative ideas, and challenge the status quo. If your ideal job offers you exceptional compensation and benefits and potential for career growth, this is a good fit!What you get to do every dayEnsure client satisfaction by reviewing deliverables of self and team

Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

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

Give executive committee and partners monthly financial reports

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

Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time

Advance Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed, with research, planning and implementation

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

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

Please contact Patricia Carlile with Robert Half to review this position. Job Order: 03600-0012546845Requirements - Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferredTakes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company

Prior work done in public accounting is desired

Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

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

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

Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

Adeptness in Prepare Journal Entries

Revenue recognition experience

Month-end Journal Entries experience highly desired

Demonstrated knowledge of Review Journal Entries

Practical knowledge of financial statement preparation

General familiarity with Financial Statement

Proficiency in journal entries

Foundational knowledge in Adjusting Journal Entries

Knowledge of Revenue Recognition Accounting

Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued

Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.© 2022 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use ( .

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