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Posted: Fri Mar 08 2024

Controller, PE-Backed Construction Company

Milwaukee, WI

Direct Hire

Job Title: Controller
Report To: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Purpose: The Controller is responsible for the accurate and timely presentation of financial results, effective cash management and ensuring effective system of controls over accounting transactions, accounting systems, company policies and processes. 

  • Develop, implement and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure an effective system of controls
  • Supervise and direct accounting staff, ensuring compliance with best practices and established financial regulations
  • Ensure that the company remains in compliance with laws and regulations
  • Oversee the accounting department operations to ensure adequacy for achieving the organization’s strategic goals
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly and accounts payable are paid in a timely manner, maintaining solid cash management
  • Participate in and oversee the month end close process for the company and corporate entities
  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly company level, corporate level, and consolidated financial statements
  • Build and maintain data for the calculation of the company’s key performance indicators.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors
  • Develop and manage the budget and forecast for the company and corporate entities
  • Provide financial analyses, as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions and contract negotiations
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Assist with M&A activity and working with other Controllers for the successful integration of future acquisitions
  • Additional controller duties as needed

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Leadership Principles: Strong Professional Fortitude, Strive for Win/Win. Execute with Structure & Discipline, Seek Alignment & Fit, Assist, Lead by Example and Focus on Change
  • Leadership Capabilities: Strategic, Tactical, Influencing, Organized, Focused, Results Driven, Decision Making, Pragmatic, Hands on Approach
  • Servant Leadership Style: Transparency, teamwork, commitment, humility, disciplined, alignment, influence.
  • Relationship Builder: Good listener, guiding, open minded, honest, diplomatic, show interest, trusted, confidentiality, empathetic, collaborator.
  • Critical Thinker: Analytical Thinking, Good Communication, Creative Thinking, Open Mindedness, Ability to Solve Problems, Asking Thoughtful Questions
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field
  • At least 10+ years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • Construction accounting experience
  • Onsite at Milwaukee office
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience supervising, developing staff and working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience with working with a growing company and creating best practices and development of team members
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant

Direct reports: Staff Accountant, dotted line to HR Generalist
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to handle, or touch objects or controls. The team member is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The performance of the duties of this job are in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, military service, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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