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Robert Half Controller in Springfield, Massachusetts


Controller – Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing company in the Springfield area is looking for a Controller. As the Controller, you will be responsible GAAP financial statement preparation and reporting, month end close, journal entry preparation, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, sales and use tax preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, audit and special projects as assigned. The Controller will also be heavily involved with inventory and Cost Accounting.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Responsible for month end closing processes and financial reporting

•Prepare monthly forecasts

•Ensure P& L accuracy through variance review and account reconciliations

•Prepare and analyze inventory valuation reports on a monthly basis

•Responsible for planning, budgeting, and performance reporting of production activities

•Manage and support annual external audit requests

•Analyze transactional costing data monthly to ensure data integrity

•Ensure compliance with miscellaneous activities/requests including quarterly estimated income tax payments, property tax return, sales and use tax return, 1099’s, etc.

•Maintain capital plan budget to actual results

•Analyze labor and overhead absorption to ensure overhead rates are accurate

•Proactively establish internal controls, policies, and guidelines

•Participate in continuous improvement and corrective actions

•Manage general accounting processes: accounts payable, accounts receivable/collections

Minimum requirements for the Controller include a BS in Accounting / Finance while an MBA is highly preferred, 5+ years of relevant manufacturing experience, strong Cost Accounting experience and the ability to analyze complex financial information. Previous supervisory experience is a huge plus!

Base salary up to $140k plus bonus and strong benefits.

If you meet the minimum requirements and want to learn more about this opportunity, please email your resume to Chelsea Halon at chelsea.halon@roberthalf com. For quicker consideration please email directly to chelsea.halon@roberthalf com vs “applying”.

All inquiries are confidential. Please note: at Robert Half we never present your background to a client company without your permission.

chelsea.halon@roberthalf com


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

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Deep understanding of cost accounting

  • Standard Cost Accounting experience required

  • Solid understanding of Standard Cost Accounting

  • Experience with GAAP Accounting

  • Month end closings experience

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

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

Please email resumes directly to Chelsea Halon - chelsea.halon@roberthalf com

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