Business Unit Controller Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted: 05-23-2017
 This is a dynamic role responsible for all accounting and controls associated with a growing business that expects to generate between ~$400M and $2.5B in annual revenues. The individual will be a key member of the Senior Management team and have a staff of 30-35, including 10 direct reports, Assistant Controller, Project Accounting and General Accounting. This position is located in Center City Philadelphia, PA
•    Provide leadership across the business unit for all aspects of accounting and controlling operations, lead and develop a high performing team within the finance organization.
•    Manage the monthly closing process to assure the timely preparation of accurate financial information, in accordance with GAAP. Produce discussion and analysis commentary on changes in numbers and financial position.
•    Oversee Business Unit cash and banking activities, including collections, disbursements, and cash forecasting. 
•    Establish and manage monthly monitoring of critical internal control activities. Ensure the internal control environment is strong and is compliant with public company requirements & practices (SOX compliant). Proactively manage financial risks and remediation in order to avoid significant audit issues. Primary leadership role in working with outside audit firms on annual & quarterly audits. 
•    Drive productivity throughout the finance function, with a focus on automating accounting activities, and leading productivity improvements throughout the finance organization.  
•    Maintain proficiency with regard to technical accounting considerations, including revenue recognition, accounting for unapproved change orders and claims, and other relevant GAAP standards. 
•    Provide critical financial and operational information to executive management and make actionable recommendations to improve financial results. 
•    Participate in special projects and ad hoc requests.
•    BA degree in Finance or Accounting is required, CPA preferred. 
•    15+ years of progressive management experience in accounting and finance in the construction industry. 
•    Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment; is both strategic and tactical enough to push new initiatives forward. 
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization. 
•    Must be able to work under minimal supervision, be proactive and take initiative.
•    Able to work in a complex fast pace environment with many moving parts with frequent changing priorities, must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities. 
•    Critical thinking and the capability to generate consistently accurate and useful reports, as well as enthusiasm for translating data into actionable insight. 
•    Strong attention to detail as well as an ability to achieve results through delegation. Can produce quality work in a fast paced environment.  Able to identify gaps in work not of their own.
•    Results oriented: setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver quality results
The successful candidate will be a highly intelligent, self-confident leader. He/she will bring a proven track record of success. Additional character traits sought include:
•    Thick skinned, a strong sense of self, and quick intellect. 
•    Strong analytical and organizational skills with an ability to drive change while creating an environment of rigor, discipline and accountability.  
•    Ability to use independent judgment in performing all duties of the position. 
•    An “in-the-trenches” and hands-on leader who is willing to immerse themselves in the business. 
•    High levels of initiative, drive, and poise coupled with qualities of maturity and flexibility.
An attractive compensation package encompassing base and annual bonus.
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