Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Robert Half Finance and Accounting is recruiting for a very exciting and
challenging opportunity for a qualified CPA to lead the financial
accounting, reporting and control activities of a small but very successful
global business based in Arlington. The candidate will also supervise HR
and Customer Services functions. The company is wholly owned by a
successful UK-based $0.5bn publicly listed business and therefore in
addition to supporting direct operational management the role will require
regular reporting to the group finance function. The company is a
designer/manufacturer of machinery used in production for a wide range of
industrial sectors, including food and beverage. The Controller will be
responsible for preparation of timely and accurate monthly management
accounts and reports for the group finance function and operational
management; preparation of statutory accounts as and when required in
accordance with group policies and relevant accounting principles and
legislation; all journals and final GL balances including review of month
end; balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts; preparing budgets
and forecasts and continued monitoring & review of performance against them
to enable robust reporting of variances to operational management; ensuring
returns for all relevant taxes are submitted, payments made on time and
relevant regulations complied with; management of overheads whilst seeking
out areas for cost efficiencies; managing the working capital components of
the company with specific attention to stock, debtors and cash balances;
acting as main point of contact for auditors, tax advisers, bankers and
other parties as required; ensuring customer requests and orders are
handled in a timely and accurate manner through the supervision of Customer
Services Manager and Assistant; overseeing order entry to cash collection
process; taking overall responsibility for HR function, overseeing payroll
and employee benefit
plans, including health insurance, through supervision of Customer Services
Manager; assisting Engineering and Operations Managers to recruit and
retain personnel in line with business demands; actively contributing to
positive, customer focused company culture; and other duties or
project-based work for which candidates qualifications and experience are
suited, as required to support the effective operation and success of the
Ideal candidate will have strong accounting skills (CPA) with experience of
preparing reports and analysis on business performance. Previous experience
in a similar position, preferably 10+ years with manufacturing
business ideally preferred, reporting indirectly to parent company.
Management of HR function in a senior financial leadership (Controller)
role preferred. Experience with handling international customers a plus.
Salary to $90K plus 5% bonus.
Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's leader in specialized
financial staffing.
Please email your resume to
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet