Construction Controller

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  • Location:

    Brewster, United States

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contact:

    Lauren Ayala

  • Published:

    11 months ago

Lighthouse Professional Services, a division of Staffing 360 Solutions group of companies, has been providing contract and direct hire talent to client companies, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations for over 50 years. Our offices are in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and we work with clients across the country. Our management and recruiting teams are led by experienced industry professionals. We invest in excellent working partnerships, powered by people.

We are currently seeking a Construction Controller for a client in Brewster, NY.


The Construction Controller is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting and financial functions of paving and precast construction operations with a focus on job costing and work in-process analysis and reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise Construction Accountant
  • Oversee and manage construction-related general ledger accounts, fixed assets, Income Statements and key Balance Sheet components including reconciliations, journal entries, machinery and equipment inventories, other related activities, and build appropriate controls, processes, and enhancements.
  • Oversee the monthly job cost report process with Project Managers for use in creating and updating contract schedules and updated work-in-progress reports for internal and external use.
  • Ensure all monthly, quarterly, and annual deadlines for construction-related accounting and financial reports are properly prepared and analyzed.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly variance analysis of actual operating results versus budgeted amounts.
  • Prepare required work papers for annual audit.
  • Participate and generates reporting for the annual budgeting and forecasting process for construction related revenue, expenses, and capital expenditures.
  • Drive improvement in business performance through effective cost control, monitoring, and reporting systems with particular emphasis on profitability and cash flow.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of all financial systems and procedures and implements changes and improvements to increase accuracy, control, and timely reporting utilizing the recently implemented ERP system; go-to expert on Vista/Viewpoint and other construction-related modules.
  • In conjunction with Divisional Management, work with various local paving operational management to standardize financial operating policies & procedures and document/implement accordingly.
  • Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviors throughout the business


  • A Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting
  • Working knowledge of Vista/Viewpoint software, preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required; knowledge of Tableau and Crystal Reports, a plus
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of accounting experience with at least five (5) years of experience in a construction or manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, conventions, and standards. Organized and ability to read, analyze, and process complex financial statements and documents
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal English communication and presentation skills
  • Legal right to work in the U. S.

Duration: Direct Hire
Location: Brewster, NY

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately!
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