Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Summary:
Responsible for directing the overall financial reporting and accounting practices of the organization. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. Controller is responsible for all financial matters of the organization including accounting, monthly financial reporting, financial analysis, budgets, cash receipts and disbursements, payroll oversight and benefits administration, cost accounting, risk management and insurance, banking relationships, financing, tax compliance, audits and day to day accounting activities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Direction and supervision of company internal accounting staff.
Participate with Senior Management in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities and procedures relating to the company's operations.
Preparation of monthly financials for the company. Ensure that the financials are timely, accurate and in compliance with GAAP.
Establish and maintain a clear set of internal controls and systems of financial reporting.
Maximize company cash flow by making sure company processes are in place and followed to ensure timely monthly AIA owner billing and collections and provide cash forecasting to help the company maximize its use of cash.
Develop, monitor and control the project information and reporting systems and procedures established by the company for evaluating project financial results
Assist Senior Management in oversight of company risk management, safety, and workers compensation
Oversee the completion of all required tax filings including all federal, state and local tax returns prepared by the external CPA firm.
Manage the relationship with the external CPA firm and expedite timely completion of the year-end Financial Statement Audit.
Assists Senior Management in the daily oversight of company operations including identifying opportunities for improvement and developing and implementing improvements.
Oversight and compliance management of company 401k plan
Expedite weekly payroll processing and subsequent timely posting of all labor, and labor related job costs into company accounting system
Responsible for month-end and year-end closing.
Management and oversight of company Human Resource functions including: recruitment, compensation and benefits, compliance, and policies and procedures
Assist project management team in preparing all financial and job cost reporting required for monthly project financial and field review with senior management
Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
Advise senior management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
Compiling WIP (work in process) financial reports and job costing analysis
Establish and maintain internal systems and controls to ensure the integrity of accounting systems, processes, and data. Identify and resolve operational problems and recommend/implement improved operational procedures
Direct, coordinate and assist with the budgeting process, along with the forecasting and cash flow modeling activities for the Company. Prepare reports that summarize and forecast company business activity based on past, present, and projected operations.
Assist Senior Management in the preparation of Strategic Business Plan.
Assist project management team’s in resolving accounting and/or job costing problems specific to their projects
Interview, hire, train, evaluate and terminate subordinate personnel. Establish department and individual goals/objectives and direct, and actively participate as necessary, subordinate personnel in achievement of responsibilities and objectives.
Team player with demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.
Ability to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with their project teams, senior management, accounting, and administrative staff to achieve collective goals
Ability to manage through conflict, complexity and to problem-solve issues to resolution
High energy and a passion for excellence and continuous improvement
Ability to successfully manage external CPA firm during routine annual audit
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business required; MS/MBA/CPA preferred
7+ years of professional experience within the construction industry
Strong working knowledge of construction accounting software such as Sage 300/Timberline, Sage 100/Master Builder, or equivalent
Demonstrated management and supervisory skill and experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact and work effectively with personnel at all levels of the organization.
Strong experience and understanding of construction terminology as it relates AIA contracts (owner and subcontractor), risk management, surety and bonding and construction lien law
Excellent analytical skills, including proficiency in MS Office Applications (with expertise using Excel), financial reporting software, and ability to learn new applications, as needed
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