St. Louis, MO

100,000 - 130,000



We are working with a midsize growing general contractor of niche construction services headquartered in St. Louis to find a Controller. The Controller will lead both the cost accounting and general ledger accounting staff while reporting to the CFO. The ideal candidate will have a formal accounting education, strong cost accounting knowledge (either construction project costing or manufacturing cost accounting), 2-3 years minimum experience managing a team, a collaborative approach to business, and a solutions-focused mindset.


  • Maintain an accurate general ledger
  • Manage, lead and develop the accounting staff
  • Ensure timely and accurate month-end close
  • Monthly financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Support budget and forecasting activities
  • Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Work with the CFO to ensure a clean and timely year end audit
  • Work with the GL accounting and cost accounting teams to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Consistently strive to improve processes and efficiencies
  • Manage job cost function regarding WIP schedules and meetings with Project Managers ensuring accurate and timely reporting
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Oversee inventory accounting and reporting
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Support CFO with special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Assist key leaders throughout the company with ad-hoc reporting and data gathering requests


  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in accounting; MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • 3+ years of previous experience in accounting management or other related fields.
  • Construction industry experience highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with cost accounting – either cost accounting in manufacturing or project/job costing in construction
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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