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Robert Half International Assistant Controller in CHICAGO, Illinois


We have an excellent opportunity for a Assistant Controller position. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter with a track record of identifying problems and delivering solutions. As the Assistant Controller, you will assist in supervising the accounting staff and report to the Controller. This full-time employment opportunity is based in the Chicago, Illinois area. Become an integral part of the team by joining this fast-paced company by applying through Robert Half Finance & Accounting.

To apply for this Assistant Controller position, email your resume to John Sadofsky (John.Sadofsky@roberthalf.com). In the subject line, type “Assistant Controller”.

What you get to do every day

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

  • Push accountability and the meeting of deliverables

  • Assist implementation and assure adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Exceptional preparation and coordination of fiscal year-end audits

  • Identify and develop process improvements to streamline reporting and improve team efficiency

  • Help lead the accounting team during the closing process to ensure deadlines are met

  • Dissect and generate Ad Hoc financial reports

  • Extra assignments if necessary

  • Support to ensure a competent, trained staff through development, regular assessment, and goal setting

  • Backfill for Controller as appropriate

  • Arrange numerous policies, procedures, and technical accounting analyses

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

  • Ensure regular account reconciliation to completion


  • Demonstrated ability in strong analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • CPA certification a plus

  • Strong technical background in public accounting (GAAP)

  • In-depth knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • 7+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • US GAAP experience

  • Ability to multitask effectively

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Prior accounting experience, including as a Bookkeeper preferred

    Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professoinals 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.

    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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    Contact your local office at 888.490.5461 or visit www.roberthalf.com/jobs/finance to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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Salary: DOE

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted: March 19, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01300-0011361638

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance