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Controller in Brea, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Supervise 2 staff
  • Review and approve journal entries for the monthly closing process
  • Review and approve GL account reconciliation schedules
  • Review and approve monthly bank reconciliations for Depository, Disbursement, Union PR, Non-Union and Executive PR Accounts
  • Provide Assistance for OCIP Enrollment and insurance premium cost justification.
  • Oversee monthly accounting close process including analytical review of operating results
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements
  • Prepare monthly Borrowing Base exhibit and quarterly Covenant Compliance Certificate.
  • Oversee the vendor insurance review process.
  • Develop Burden Rate breakdown annually
  • Work with insurance broker for annual policy renewal
  • Coordinate Annual Budget
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls.
  • Coordinate audits (Year End Financial Audit, 401K/ESOP audit, 571-L Property Tax, California Sales Tax, and GL/WC Insurance Volume Audit)
  • Oversee the preparation of state and local tax returns (California Sales Tax, 571-L Property Tax returns and the City of LA Business Tax Renewals)
  • Oversee treasury functions such as daily/weekly cash reporting, bank transfers, wire transfers and check disbursement management.
  • Provide assistance to Project Managers to develop Labor Rates for T&M projects or Change Order pricing.
  • Prepare quarterly analysis of Under/(Over) Billings and Quarter to Quarter Profit Fade for the Audit Committee review


  • Minimum of 5 years managing the accounting and finance process
  • Minimum of 3 years Job Costing
  • Minimum of 3 years Percent of Completion Method Accounting experience
  • Must understand Contract Compliance including but not limited to: lien releases, joint checks, labor compliance, insurance requirements
  • Experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required
  • CCIFP Certification is preferred but not required
  • ESOP experience preferred but not required
  • Software - Viewpoint and heavy excel (advanced level)
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership, coaching, and employee development
  • Fosters team building
  • Adaptability/change management
  • Conflict resolution/problem solving
  • Decisiveness
  • Time management/multitasking
  • Detail oriented
  • Construction Accounting experience is a MUST Have
  • Heavy Financial reporting - CPA required
  • Public accounting experience highly preferred
  • Stress management
  • Performance management
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business (concentration in Accounting)