18 Aug 2023

Description If you're looking for a Controller position in a very dynamic and high profile area with significant visibility at executive management level, this might be the position for you! Candidates looking for work with broad business engagement & impact will be interested in Robert Half's new Controller position. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this Controller position will be a long-term contract / temporary opportunity. We need someone who can manage the process to ensure that models are correct and are fully accrued each month, verify and hold the operations team accountable to ensure end to end incentive processing, payments, accounting and related financial controls are operating effectively.What you get to do every day

Acquire a thorough understanding of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

Collaborate with various business partners for various program controllership and FP& A activities such as ensuring accrual models are accurate and accounting methods are appropriate, as well as true-up activities and answer queries from business, area and subsidiary controllers

Collation of evidence and qualitative discussion of monthly financial results across global programs to support SOX controls

Review and monitor controls to ensure they are designed and operating effectively in partnership with compliance

Supervise reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes and tools for the accountable programs

Attain awareness of key financial results and movements across programs to summarize and discuss with key business partners

Continuous reviewing of actual spend against budget, as well as directing actions needed for any expected shortfalls

Collaborate with the Treasury to provide timely cash flow forecast


Governmental accounting and finance experience

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership across finance team by engaging with different groups around the world via virtual communication

Professional accounting and controllership or public accounting and internal controls experience and/or Internal Audit or Controls and Compliance

Proven analytical skills with ability to implement solutions and vendor management experience with good organizational skills

Proven communication and negotiation skills, ability to establish trusted advisor/consultant relationships, and capability to influence Executives and Business Decision Makers

Advanced knowledge in office and accounting computer systems

Ability to manage, lead change and build process improvements

Practical knowledge of GASB

Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred

Government Grants experience

General familiarity with government regulation

Demonstrated knowledge of Government Programs

Government compliance experience preferred

Comprehensive knowledge of government agencies & programs

Previous experience working with journal entries

Adeptness in Government Loans

Government bonds experience

Good understanding of month end closings

Earlier work involving auditing

Background working with SAP

Government Audits experience

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field

CPA and/or CMA preferred

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available including medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance. Employees hired for our FTEP Program are also eligible to enroll in our company’s 401(k) or deferred compensation plan (if eligible). FTEP employees also earn paid time off for vacation, personal needs, and sick time and paid holidays. The amount of Choice Time Off (CTO) received varies based on years of service and is pro-rated based on the hours worked per week. A new FTEP employee earns up to 13 days of CTO and up to 10 paid holidays per calendar year. Learn more at© 2023 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use ( .