Robert Half International Controller in Oxnard, California


Our client is seeking for an ambitious, determined Controller to join a growing manufacturing organization in Oxnard, CA. In this leadership role, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. The Controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintaining an adequate system of accounting records, and overseeing a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company?s reported financial results. The Corporate Controller will report directly to the CFO and interface with other senior management team members.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Issue timely and complete financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position, while ensuring the integrity of all financial information.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department?s goals and objectives
  • Serve as a key stakeholder in the budgeting, cost control and system implementation processes.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Evaluates current accounting practices and policies and drives continuous improvement
  • Coordinates monthly closing process
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Responsible for coordination of the annual financial statement audit
  • Responsible for coordination with outside tax accountants for the timely completion of tax returns and quarterly estimated taxes
  • Responsible for the maintenance of accurate inventory costing system

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Accounting or Finance

  • MBA or CPA is preferred, but not required

  • 5-7 + years of recent experience in the manufacturing industry required (must understand cost, raw materials, pricing, inventory)

  • Hands-on Controller role

Please message me directly if you'd like to be considered for this role or have questions: [email protected]

Thank you!


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

  • Proven knowledge of inventory

  • Deep understanding of pricing strategies

  • Quality experience with financial reporting

  • Knowledge of pricing

  • Experience with cost reduction analysis

  • Well-founded grasp of inventory analysis

  • Earlier work involving auditing

  • Wide ranging experience with tax returns

  • Product pricing experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of costing

  • General familiarity with inventory

  • Practical knowledge of financial statement preparation

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

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

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

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

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 has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Salary: $120,000.00 to $130,000.00 per year

Location: Oxnard, CA

Date Posted: December 7, 2018

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01260-0010761378

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting & Finance