Controller – Bakersfield, CA – Construction / O&G Field Services

dlemaire@cfstaffing.com
Position Summary:
The Corporate Controller shall oversee and direct the Accounting Department in the analysis, preparation, and reporting of company financial data, while maintaining a system of accounting records, and a set of controls designed to mitigate risk, and to enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.

The Controller is responsible for the management of the payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable departments and for assisting the Executive Leadership in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the overall financial functions of the organization.
Essential Functions of the Position:
As a key member of the Tactical Management Team, the Corporate Controller will report to the Vice President of Business and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company.
Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long‐term strategic financial objectives.
Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
Prepare and present financial statements on a monthly basis.
Coordinate with Project Engineering in maintaining a comprehensive job cost system.
Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions of the organization.
Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs, strategies, and regulatory actions.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Senior Executives as to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions.
Provide Executive Management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation, and reporting to the Company.
Provide recommendation to strategically enhance financial performance and business
opportunities.
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
Demonstrated success in overseeing all aspects of financial planning and management, to include (without limitation): forecasting, general accounting principles, modeling, reporting, operational efficiency, AP/AR, analysis, budget development and control, and resource planning.
Establish short and long‐term goals; measure and report on organizational performance
against such goals.
Monitor, create, and optimize cash position for current and future growth.
Establish and take ownership of processes, procedures, metrics, and systems to monitor
financial performance, budget adherence, forecasting, and profitability targets. Analyze and report on variances.
Direct and manage key processes including financial management, cost reporting and analysis,net revenue modeling, operating and strategic planning, annual operating and capital budgeting, decision support, and business analysis.
Determines functional team needs, customizes approach, demonstrates how accounting fits,and responds appropriately.
Sets priorities, establishes objectives and milestones, and schedules activities effectively.
Supervise and coach other finance team members with the objective of accurate, timely, and proper financial reporting and controls.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education:
a. B.S. or B.A. degree with a major in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field.
2. Experience:
a. At least 10 years of general accounting work experience in which at least 5 were in a
supervisory or management role.
b. Minimum of six months experience in the construction industry desired.
3. Skills:
a. Must have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical abilities.
b. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of supervisors and employees.
c. Ability to work independently and in team.
4. Knowledge/Abilities:
a. PC proficiency is essential (Windows applications) and strong working knowledge of
Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, is preferred and related construction programs such as; Sage, Master Builder, Timberline, etc.

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