Randstad Business Unit Controller in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Unit Controller


Boston, MA Salary:

US$ 80,000 - US$ 100,000 per year Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Randstad Finance & Accounting

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$80 - 100k Base + Bonus

Boston, MA

This role is tasked with implementing best financial practice in the US. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the accounting and reporting function but initially focus will be on ensuring accurate data entry and ensuring the transactional information is correct and the Balance Sheet is reconciled. The individual will therefore be accountable for the integrity of the data used for group reporting as well as compliance with finance and accounting regulations.

Exciting career development is expected for the successful candidate as the Finance department grows in line with the rapid revenue increase in the global business.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for all accounting transactions

  • Processing and reconciling accounts receivable and payable - including key account management

  • Processing and reconciling cash and bank items

  • Ensuring all employee expenses are recorded, within policy and paid promptly.

  • Provide day to day support for all local month and year end requirements,

  • Assist in the accurate production and submission of the group reporting pack and financial accounts.

  • Preparing all Balance sheet reconciliations, fixed assets and statutory returns.

  • Reconciliation and ensuring prompt payment of Tax accounts.

  • Reconciliation and ensuring prompt payment of Payroll.

  • Liaising with the Corporate to ensure the InterCompany Account is promptly reconciled and reflected in the US Accounts.

  • Preparing regular cash forecasts and managing funding

  • Assisting with the Global Inventory control process

  • Develop better use of the SAP Business by Design accounting and ERP system.

  • All other duties assigned by management

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant

  • Experience in a fast-paced results-oriented environment

  • Experience of stock/inventory accounting and policies is desirable

  • Prior experience working a multinational reporting environment is desirable

  • Experience of working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • High degree of competency in excel and experience of integrated financial systems (ERPs) and preferably SAP by Design

  • Ability to work effectively at speed and under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail

  • Must be detail oriented, organised, self-motivated, conscientious, proactive and have the ability to work to deadlines in a global environment

  • Professional business acumen and diplomacy skills, as well as effective verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage and meet tight deadlines enthusiastically

  • Self-starter with initiative, and ability to thrive in an environment responsive to and inspired by new ideas

  • Excellent communication skills with engaging personal style, with capability to work across time zones and with remote colleagues

Behaviours / Company Expectations

  • Be responsible for committed deliverables and accountable to colleagues for the success of the team

  • Consistently strive to exceed expectations of customers and the team

  • Respect customers: Ask customers what they want and how they want it, ask them what are the best ways to communicate with them and what is important and what is not

  • Direct efforts on those activities that truly add value for my customers. Concentrate my efforts to ensure they add value

  • Ensure that my tasks are fully accomplished within the agreed upon timeframe and are complete and without defect. Nothing is left to doubt and everything required is performed well


  • BS in Accounting or Finance

  • 3+ years coeporate accounting experience

  • Worked with a fully integrated ERP, SAP by Design preferred but not essential

  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word and computer use

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