Corporate Controller in Jackson, MS at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/10/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Jackson, MS
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    5/10/2022
  • Job ID:
    CORPO52517

Job Description

Our client, a construction services company, is looking for a Corporate Controller to lead the company's finance & accounting function from producing financial statements, budgets, forecasts to managing a large finance team. The Corporate Controller will be responsible for managing accounting processes including month-end, quarterly reporting, AP/AR, account reconciliations, coordination of audits, and internal controls. Additionally, the Controller will be involved in strategic planning, finance transformation, software implementations and M&A transactions. Controller will report directly to the President and will be expected to provide leadership to the rest of the accounting group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing month-end close, ensuring data integrity and accuracy
  • Perform and direct general ledger accounting functions as needed
  • Research discrepancies of financial information and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and adhering to established procedures prior to processing
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and maintained to safeguard financial assets. This includes all SOX controls and OMG accounting policies and procedures.
  • Explore opportunities to reduce expenses
  • Recommend, lead and/or assist with new efforts to improve management and financial performance
  • Work with President & senior management on financial analysis and CAPEX requests
  • Review balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to confirm proper reconciliation and supporting backup
  • Conduct analysis/review of P&L accounts to support the month-end process along with cost analysis and evaluation
  • Coordinate with departments and employees performing financial reporting, payables, billing, collections, and payroll duties
  • Coordinate requests/documentation related to external and internal audits
  • Involvement in process improvement initiatives and establishing best practices
  • Performs other functions/assignments as is needed by other department personnel and by division leadership
  • Work on ad hoc projects as directed

Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience; CMA, CPA, or MBA preferred
  • Five plus years of experience
  • Manufacturing and/or construction background along with multi-unit operations is highly desired
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Solid values and high standards of ethics, integrity, and trust
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Unyielding orientation for action and driven for results
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize among multiple requirements and deadlines
  • Effective oral/written communication, presentation and listening skills
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and facilitate change

Job Requirements

*Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience; CMA, CPA, or MBA preferred
•Five plus years of experience
•Manufacturing and/or construction background along with multi-unit operations is highly desired
•Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant

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