Robert Half Finance & Accounting Controller in Palo Alto, California

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Controller to be part of the Finance team of one of our stellar clients within their Operations Finance department. This is a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level. In this role, you will be responsible for providing timely, accurate and compliant incentives, accounting, and controllership activities as well as global activities across all programs. Your responsibilities include managing the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, participating in Global Program Risk Assessment and Audit Readiness, verifying and holding operations team accountable that end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively. You will help lead the Global Operations Finance team, collaborate with Global Partner Incentives Controls and Compliance, and processes and help achieve financial metrics. The Controller position will be located in Palo Alto, California and is a full-time engagement. How you will make an impact - Analyze and oversee controls to ensure they are effectively designed and operating in partnership with compliance - Lead budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes and tools for the accountable programs - Guide the Partner business, finance teams, and area finance teams in the analysis of future changes needed within the partner incentives programs to impact and influence upstream activities. Supervise the above business and teams in reviewing rebate variance analysis reports, analyzing accrual calculation, and investigating large variances and true up drivers - Organize evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs in order to support SOX controls - Ongoing monitoring of actual spend against budget, as well as leading actions needed for any expected shortfalls - Obtain a thorough understanding of essential financial results and movements across programs, then summarize and discuss them with key business partners - Engage with various business partners for a variety of program controllership and FP A activities such as upholding accurate accrual models and appropriate accounting, as well as true-up activities. Also answer questions from business, area and subsidiary controllers - Ensure timely cash flow forecasts by collaboration with the Treasury - Direct and manage the initial creation of the annual global budget for key programs

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on FortuneĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Req ID: 00430-0009356034

Functional Role: Controller

Country: USA

State: CA

City: Palo Alto

Postal Code: 94043

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: - Prior experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and PowerBI - Experience engaging with virtual global teams and providing leadership across finance teams - Aptitude for communication and negotiation, building trusted advisor/consultant relationships and influencing Executives and Business Decision Makers - Demonstrated ability to manage, lead change, and build process improvements - SAP knowledge required - Proven analytical skills with ability to implement solutions and vendor management experience with good organizational skills - Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA / ACCA/ CIMA / CPA) or Equivalent Financial and Accounting qualification - Month end closings experience desired - Budget forecasting experience - Foundational knowledge in financial analysis - Demonstrated knowledge of US GAAP - Adeptness in accounting policy - Variance analysis experience highly desired - Knowledge of financial reporting - Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment - 7+ years professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance