Salary Mid-Point: $167,500
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
Controller Purpose of Job: The Controller manages the finance and accounting function for the assigned business unit(s) ("BU"); providing information about company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions.  This role is responsible for the BU's monthly close process, the consolidation of financial reports for assigned entity(s) and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are met.

Responsibilities include generating monthly financial statements, operational analysis, project milestone review & billing, depreciation, G/L, budgeting and forecasting, inventory control, internal controls, payroll, and cash management.  Reports to the Corporate Controller with a strong dotted line to the location's President.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions unless doing so will present an undue hardship on the Company's business operations.
  Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: You will have responsibility for providing financial insight and analysis to support the business in managing its performance in addition to ownership over the accounting, reporting and internal control environment. Specific areas of activity and ownership include:
  • Accounting and Reporting:
    • Month End Close Process: responsible for running an accurate and timely close, including project review meetings, month end journal preparation/ review, account reconciliations, variance analysis and reporting
    • Oversees all general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and fixed asset activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions and compliance with internal policies.
    • Manage annual audits of applicable BU location, serving as primary contact to Corporate and external auditors
  • Operational Analysis & Reporting: Assist General Manager/Business Unit President with analysis on the business' performance, prepare the monthly BU ops reporting deck, and provide any requested variance analysis from Corporate team
  • Budgeting/Forecasting: Lead budgeting and forecasting processes for the business, including providing all necessary supporting documentation and supplemental reporting requirements.
  • Internal Controls:
    • Review, document, implement and communicate the enforcement of correct and appropriate accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls in accordance with GAAP
    • Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in the context of a business that provides both a) repair and maintenance services utilizing work tickets and b) design/build project services utilizing percentage of completion (POC) accounting
  • Management:
    • Evaluate and re-design the BU's financial accounting organization to ensure optimal reporting and control requirements  
    • Provide guidance, training and assistance for the site's accounting personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved while supporting talent development initiatives and performance
  • Support M&A and integration activities while providing financial and strategic advice to management on these matters
  • Ad-hoc requirements - supporting the business, and General Manager, with any ad-hoc reporting or request.  Such areas may include system implementation/enhancements, ad-hoc business analysis/ modelling, and local tax reporting and compliance
  Required Education/Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License (preferred)
    • An MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years in accounting leadership roles, including demonstrated management experience leading an accounting team
  • Public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting (POC preferred)
  • Experience with M&A, Due Diligence and Integration in an acquisition environment preferred; or similar demonstrated process improvement and change management experience
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in G/L, business intelligence and reporting tools preferred
    • MS Office suite proficiency required