Controller

Irvine, California 92618

Post Date: 05/13/2018 Job ID: 1907 Job Titles: ACCT - Accountant, ACCT - Controller Pay Rate: 80,000

ARG is partnered with a 30M real estate developer in Irvine, in search of an independent contributor Controller to handle all general accounting, some finance, and GC contract reviews...

Controller is primarily responsible for performing general accounting and bookkeeping functions to support company operations and customer service. They must have a good basic knowledge of accounting principles, be organized and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively.

Our client is looking for someone who will:
  • Act with integrity
  • Are proactive and value results
  • Are innovative
  • Uphold our reputation and brand
  • Play, as a team
  • Embrace a dynamic environment
  • Care for each other

Essential Job Functions:
  • Oversee all aspects of the general ledger
  • Assist in the creation and/or application of various internal controls and procedures that align with established best practices
  • Assist in preparation and light consolidation of financial statements and business plans. This includes creating financial statements regarding cash flow, income, taxes, earnings, inventory and assets/investments. Review account detail for accuracy and clarity
  • Preparation, adjusting and closing of journal entries as required
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial statements
  • Help in the development of reports to track company performance against key performance indicators
  • Prepare quarterly bonus and monthly commission reports
  • Ensure vendor accounts are correct and maintained
  • Process security monitoring billing and payments
  • Follow-up on any collection issues and expired credit cards
  • Process Accounts Payable ensuring vendors are paid in a timely manner. Perform account reconciliations
  • Ensure vendors comply with Certificates of Insurance policies
  • Invoice commercial proposals and calculate % complete journal entries
  • Prepare accounts receivable aging report and take action to resolve any issues
  • Analyze and report on price/cost variances
  • Participate in annual audit by servicing as a liaison to auditing firm
  • By utilizing the company’ s accounting system, identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances
  • Work with commercial management team to ensure timely and accurate project proposals and cost estimates
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in finance, accounting or business or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in an accounting role. Construction or real estate development sectors preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Proficiency with MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks required
  • Exceptional computer skills, with the ability to quickly learn new software and reporting packages
  • Ability to properly organize and prioritize tasks
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Proven ability to deliver superior customer service
  • Strong work ethic; team player with a contagious positive energy
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively verbally and in writing

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