A growing privately held organization in the construction services industry is seeking a Controller to join its accounting team. The Controller will report to the President of the organization and will oversee all aspects of accounting and financials including decision making. As a manager, this role is responsible for the output of the entire department. This will require creating, maintaining, and improving the systems and processes the team uses, as well as gaining the type of buy-in that animates them at peak performance. Financial reports must be accurate and current. Oversee payroll and cash flow management profitably. Hire as needed for the department, with approval or as budgeted. Ensure the company is on strong financial footing for the long term.
Overall leadership and direction of the accounting function, consisting of general ledger and transactional accounting, including strengthening and establishing policies and procedures.
Oversee accounting operations functions including billing, accounts receivable, collections, accounts payable, and payroll.
Lead month-end closing activities, including hands on preparation of journal entries, variance analysis, financial schedules and distribution of financial statements and reports.
Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis and investigate/resolve variances.
Prepare and distribute a variety of financial statements and reports such as job costing, expense analysis, trial balances, balance sheets, income statements and ad hoc reports.
Weekly and monthly cash management, including managing cash targets and projections, communication of cash shortages, vendor payment management and cash priorities.
Work with outside accounting firm on tax strategies for short term and long term financial health.
Evaluate monthly financial results with President noting business results and trends.
Lead the annual budgeting and planning process including all reporting and analysis.
Lead the annual audit/review process and direct resources accordingly.
Establish and maintain a sound internal control environment.
Oversee HR functions including but not limited to:
Workforce planning - related to accurate tracking of employee hours and payroll, allocation of payroll to appropriate accounts for reporting.
Onboarding – related to the collection of new employee information for employment, compliance with legal requirements and changes, and proper documentation of employee file
Training – related to professional development, learning new technology and systems, ensuing direct reports have adequate skills, and maintain consistent output.
As a member of the management team, regular participation and contribution to the management of the company, strategic level decision making, communicating vision, translating vision into actionable systems and projects
Perform special projects, as required, to assist the Company in achieving its financial and operational goals and objectives.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
10+ years of related accounting experience with demonstrated progression and stable work history.
Experience in the construction industry preferred.
Experience with Microsoft suite of products with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
Experience with ERP and reporting systems required. Experience with Intacct accounting software preferred.
Strong communication skills – someone who can effectively interact with individuals internally (management, administrative team, sales professionals) and externally (clients, banks, consultants, etc.).
Demonstrated examples of accounting process development and improvements.
Someone that is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and operate in a hands-on capacity.
Independent thinker that can drive results and make decisions without significant oversight.
Change agent that can implement best practices and policies efficiently.