The Divisional Controller is responsible for working with the Vice President and Business Unit Managers, Project Managers and Corporate Finance team, to provide support with their business activities in the areas of accounting, administration, internal controls and information systems.
This position reports to Vice President, Finance.
Prepare monthly business unit statements, financial review information and annual business unit budgets and assist the VP of Finance and business unit managers in the financial planning processes
Together with management, hold monthly business reviews with each business unit and report to the executive team
Understand and support implementation of cost control, job costing and forecasting systems at the project level
Assist with internal and external audits as required
Provide analysis and support to business unit managers to ensure understanding of business unit statements and financial implications of business decisions
Perform monthly divisional profit / revenue recognition, develop and analyze monthly cost reporting and project forecasts
Investigate profitability issues and forecasts changes
Maintain tracking of intercompany billings and accruals for internal charges according to corporate accounting standards
Maintain balance sheet and sub ledgers and manage inventory accounting for the specific business units
Assist staff with daily process issues and process improvement, ensuring adequate internal controls are in place
Lead and develop individuals within different business units
Other duties as required
5+ years’ relevant experience. Some specific construction projects and short close experience are strongly preferred
Professional accounting designation, or working towards a professional accounting designation
Previous supervisory experience
Strong understanding of financial processes and knowledge of construction accounting principles such as : Forecasting;
Percentage of Completion Revenue Recognition
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and excellent verbal and written communications
Advanced experience with MS Excel including use of pivot tables, data tools and ability to create and manage macros etc.
Some travel is required to different divisions and project locations