Construction Accounting Controller

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 07/17/2018 Job Titles: ACCT - Assistant Controller, ACCT - Controller, ACCT - Director of Accounting Job Number: 2047 Pay Rate: 140,000

Construction Accounting Controller - $120, 000 - $140, 000+ plus competitive bonus

We have partnered with one of the most dynamic and well respected companies in San Diego in their search for a strong accounting professional  to join their great team.  This position is a new position due to growth and will oversee a large team of project and general accountants. This position will be intimately involved with the company' s very large construction projects, will have a 360 degree view of the company' s strategy and will serve as a key liaison with field operations, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors.

Position reports to a phenomenal leader that will serve as a great mentor and guide in this role.  This is a great, high profile position for a talented accounting professional ready to take their career to a new level.  

Some of the key responsibilities:
  • Review and oversee the Accountants’ general accounting work, including draws, recording and processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable, job costing and general ledger postings for construction projects.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, suppliers, and project managers to manage draw requests/requirements and ensure pending issues are resolved to allow for timely release of payment.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by overseeing all financial project accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with project budgets throughout the project period to maximize positive cash flow.
  • Provide support to company leadership for strategic planning, project budgeting and revenue forecasting.
  • Work with Field Operations to develop and implement process improvements in areas of percentage of completion profit recognition, project cost, inventory/equipment and accounting operations.
  • Prepare complex reports for senior leadership.
  • Recommend policies and procedures relating to financial and business practices of the company.
  • Responsible for building talent and supporting continuous improvement initiatives across the Construction Accounting Department.
  • Lead by example with “ Hands on” performance of key responsibilities.                                                           

  • Bachelor’ s in Accounting
  • CFMA a plus, CPA preferred but not required
  • 10+ years of experience in a like position.
  • Experience working in construction, real estate, or development industry
  • Ability to lead a dynamic and growing team
  • Create the right culture throughout the department
  • Ability to work strategically with management
  • Manage systems and technology changes
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Solid knowledge of construction accounting with a strong understanding of project cost control, percentage of completion and expense recognition.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks and meet aggressive deadlines in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve accounting issues timely and accurately.
  • Solid knowledge of internal control functions and documentation.
  • Ability to build internal and external business relationships.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. Exceptional attention to details.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
  • A strong work ethic and a “ can-do” attitude.
  • Excellent systems and reporting skills.



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