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Project Controller Needed ASAP!

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Construction Controller Needed for Leader in the Industry!Our client, located in Mount Vernon, NY is seeking a Controller ASAP! The company was established almost 100 years ago and is a leader in its industry.
Primary Function of the Construction Controller Role:
Responsible for organizing and processing all on-going daily accounting activities associated with the various construction projects. The Construction Controller is responsible for client billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and job costing as they relate to the assigned division. They will also provide support for month-end and year-end close processes.

  • Analyzing current and past financial data and performance.
  • Preparing reports and projections based on this analysis.
  • Identifying trends in financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinating with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts.
  • Providing forward-looking forecasts and costs to complete for work orders and the contract as a whole.
  • Review General conditions monthly report/expenses and allocations to contracts.
  • Understand monthly requisition billing per approved pencil copies to final approval.
  • Investigate any unbilled project costs.
  • Assist in auditor prep.
  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM) regarding contract documents, change orders, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing.
  • Prepare final billing package containing draft and final invoices for all billable projects, including all applicable backup for approval by the Accounting Manager.
  • Work with the cash receipts team member to reconcile variances that may occur.
  • Responsible for the financial oversight and approval of accounting transactions of the Job-Order Contracts program.
  • Provide input to accounting for the monthly, quarterly and annual closing process.
  • Generate and distribute weekly receivables reports and monthly profitability reports.
  • Analyze the P & L report monthly.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements to the billing cycle.
  • Provide support of auditor requirements, both internal and external.
  • Additional assignments upon request of Department Heads.

    Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience to be Successful in the Construction Controller Role:

    • Prior experience with Job Order Contracts is highly desirable, but not mandatory
    • BA degree in Finance or Accounting is required, CPA preferred.
    • 10 or more years of progressive management experience in accounting and finance in the construction industry.
    • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment; is both strategic and tactical enough to push new initiatives forward.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization.
    • Must be able to work under minimal supervision, be proactive and take initiative.
    • Able to work in a complex fast-pace environment with many moving parts with frequent changing priorities, must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
    • Critical thinking and the capability to generate consistently accurate and useful reports, as well as enthusiasm for translating data into actionable insight.
    • Strong attention to detail as well as an ability to achieve results through delegation. Can produce quality work in a fast-paced environment. Able to identify gaps in work not of their own.
    • Results oriented: setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver quality results
    • Strong Excel skills and experience with JD Edwards and/or Hyperion
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills with an ability to drive change while creating an environment of rigor, discipline and accountability.
    • Ability to use independent judgment in performing all duties of the position.
    • An "in-the-trenches" and hands-on leader who is willing to immerse themselves in the business.
    • High levels of initiative, drive, and poise coupled with qualities of maturity and flexibility.


Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Mount Vernon , Project Controller Needed ASAP!, Accounting, Auditing , Mount Vernon, New York

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