Western Builders, a general contractor located in Granby, MA has an opening for a Controller.
Under the general direction of the President of Western Builders as well as the Financial Vice President of The O’Connell Companies.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsible for the direction and supervision of all accounting and financial activities of the Company to implement and maintain corporate policies and ensure all reports are prepared in a timely manner and are done in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Areas of responsibility include job costs, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledgers, financial statements, and other reports in accordance with corporate procedures and time lines. Prepare company cash flow projections as requested.
Review and analyze on-going financing activities and transactions to insure contractual and procedural conformance, required approvals and the detection of adverse or unfavorable activities or transactions that may affect the Company.
Responsible for instituting appropriate systems of internal control to safeguard Company assets.
Implement and Supervise policies and procedures related to the processing of Accounts Payable invoices, including review the coding, entering and conformance-insurance, bonds, signed contracts, etc. Monitor subcontractors and vendors conformance – bond, etc.
Implement and Supervise policies and procedures related to the processing of Accounts Receivable invoices, including reviewing Owner requisitions and cash receipts. Maintain and report outstanding receivables to project managers.
Review weekly Payroll and ensure correct approvals and processing. Train, direct and assist accounting personnel.
Oversee management of petty cash accounts with field staff and reconciliation of monthly bank statements.
Ensure accuracy and completeness of all accounts in Job Cost Chart of Accounts. Work with management, develop and enter cost control budget for each construction project. Assist Project Managers and Superintendents with job cost-to-complete projections, monthly.
Review job performance with Management highlighting material price and quantity cost variances, job level working capital shortfalls or other areas of concern. Maintain an understanding jobs and any potential issues or problems to assist in the preparation and interpretation of job cost reports.
Work with external auditors regarding annual financial statement preparation. Work with corporate tax staff regarding tax returns. Conduct periodic internal audits as required.
File prequalification statements with governmental agencies. Sales Tax monitoring
In conjunction with President, prepare annual operating and capital budgets. Monitor quarterly.
In conjunction with Corporate Treasurer, monitor Insurance and bonding requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent business experience.
Prior experience in Construction required.
CPA or CMA preferred
At least seven (7) years of relevant business experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to interpret and present financial information to non-financial managers for decisions and actions.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive financial information
Strong work ethic, self-starter, team player, detail-oriented,
Ability to work to a deadline – exceptional time management skills.
Western Builders offers a competitive salary & excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, life insurance, pension and profit sharing. EOE.
About Western Builders
A highly regarded family of companies, The O’Connell Companies is a leader in property development and construction, project planning, real estate management, and energy and environmental services. We excel in the planning, design, and management of complex projects that offer benefit and value to our clients, their communities and the environment. Each affiliate draws from the resources and 138-year history and culture of The O’Connell Companies.