Controller/Senior Project Accountant | New Berlin, WI

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Controller/Senior Project Accountant | New Berlin, WI

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Accounting:
    • Invoice commercial landscape projects using AIA forms.
    • Track and document change orders, ensuring accurate billing and proper revenue recognition.
    • Prepare work-in-progress reports, providing visibility into project profitability and completion.
    • Ensure proper allocation of project expenses.
    • Coordinate lien waiver process, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements.
    • Manage certificates of insurance (COI) for commercial & concrete projects, verifying coverage and maintaining updated records.
    • Update and maintain project tracking spreadsheets, recording project-related financial information and milestones.
    • Analyze hours worked by employees and compare them against billable hours to ensure accurate billing and cost recovery.
    • Update and maintain proposed/captured analysis reports, tracking project progress and revenue projections.
    • Collaborate with the owner to update the company revenue plan, incorporating new projects and adjustments.
    • Prepare job costing reports to analyze the profitability of individual jobs and departments.
  • Financial Reporting:
    • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
    • Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records, adhering to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Conduct financial analysis and provide meaningful insights to the management team for informed decision-making.
    • Conduct year-over-year financial analysis and monitor key financial metrics and performance indicators, identifying trends and areas for improvement.
  • Inventory Management and Asset Tracking:
    • Oversee inventory tracking and valuation processes.
    • Coordinate with the operations team to ensure accurate inventory records and reconciliation.
    • Help track and maintain records of company assets, including equipment and property.
  • Sales and Use Tax Return:
    • Prepare and submit sales and use tax returns in compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Stay updated with changes in sales and use tax laws, ensuring proper compliance.
  • General Accounting:
    • Coordinate month-end and year-end closing processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting.
    • Coordinate with auditors for annual financial reviews and prepare necessary documentation.
    • Oversee day-to-day accounting activities, including general ledger maintenance.
    • Review and approve journal entries, ensuring accurate recording of financial transactions.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting:
    • Collaborate with department heads to develop annual budgets and forecasts.
    • Monitor and analyze budget variances, providing recommendations for cost control and efficiency improvements.
    • Prepare financial reports and presentations for management and stakeholders to communicate financial performance and forecasts.
  • Yearly Tax Returns:
    • Assist external tax advisors in the preparation of the company’s yearly tax returns.
  • Accounts Receivable:
    • Assist with the management of accounts receivable processes, collections, and customer payment applications.
    • Assist with monitoring and following up on outstanding customer balances.
    • Prepare and analyze accounts receivable reports, providing insights on cash flow and collections.
  • Borrowing Base Preparation:
    • Assist in the preparation of the borrowing base for the company’s line of credit with the bank, providing accurate financial information to support borrowing capacity.
  • Team Management and Leadership:
    • Supervise and mentor accounting staff, providing guidance and support to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks.
    • Foster a positive work environment, promoting teamwork, professional development, and knowledge sharing.
    • Stay updated with industry trends, accounting regulations, and best practices, and share relevant information with the team.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A Master’s degree or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) qualification is preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in accounting or finance roles, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or senior-level position.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting standards (GAAP).
  • Proficient in financial software and systems, such as ERP systems, Excel, and accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience in construction, landscape, or related industries preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and the capacity to mentor and develop junior team members.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.

Recruiter Contact Info

Jessica Jacklin
Director of Talent – Executive Search


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