Corporate Controller

St. Louis, MO

170,000 - 200,000

Discretionary + Car Allowance


We are working with a very reputable general contractor headquartered in St. Louis to find their next Corporate Controller. This is a midsize and growing firm with projects across the United States. The Controller will report to the CFO and oversee a team of about 20. The company is targeting candidates with potential to step up into the CFO’s position in just a few years. This position is responsible for leading the strategic direction for the entire Accounting Group while optimizing financial processes, and supports strategic decision-making to drive the company’s profitability and growth. The ideal candidate will have public accounting and construction industry experience, a CPA license, excellent leadership abilities, executive presence, and at least 10 years of progressive accounting leadership experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversight and management of a growing Accounting Department, accounting processes including AP, AR, Payroll, Job Costing, Equipment Costing and General Ledger.
  • Review and oversee Cash Management, Month End journal entries, & Bank reconciliations.
  • Manages the processes of balance Sheet reconciliations, payroll tax including IRS and State tax notices, and Union filings including Union audits of those filings.
  • Establish, maintain, and monitor internal controls around accounting and financial reporting
  • Maintains Contracts, Leases, and Notes Payable
  • Reports on the performance of Monthly revenue recognition and WIP and Monthly scorecard metrics company wide.
  • Develops Accounting scorecard and tracking monthly.
  • Invests and oversees the hiring plan, assessment of job responsibilities, and maintains org chart for appropriate growth.
  • Responsible for presenting strategic goals and planning presentations company wide.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with operating groups and regular 1-on-1’s with direct reports
  • Develops career Planning for all department members.
  • Review month end work papers.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements and present to leadership monthly.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion when engaging and interacting with all team members to meet the Customer’s and Company’s needs.
  • Maintain integrity, objectivity, professionalism, and confidentiality in accordance with the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct
  • Coordinate with Finance team on GAAP research and conclude on proper recording of unusual and/or infrequent transactions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance plus a minimum of 10 years of accounting experience in construction or related industry.
  • CPA or CMA designation or eligible to sit for either exam.
  • Strong leadership and management skills in directing an organization.
  • Self-motivated
  • Eager to learn, and to teach/mentor
  • Advanced skillset in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience at interfacing at all levels throughout an organization

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