A Los Angeles based 100 person architecture firm with an extensive portfolio of award winning institutional projects is seeking an experienced and talented Controller to join our accounting team to provide leadership related to financial, accounting and project management initiatives.
The firm was founded more than 30 years ago based on a culture of collaboration, integrity and mutual respect and is committed to continuous learning in support of professional and personal growth. The firm is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full range of generous benefits including healthcare, employer matching 401K, profit sharing, paid time off, and a firm-sponsored education program that encourages effective training and career development.
The successful candidate will be responsible for financial analysis and reporting, forecasting and budget management; and oversite of project accounting, invoicing, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned professional who thrives in a dynamic and creative environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the firm’s vision and strategic goals
Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and the firm’s Principals to ensure financial performance objectives
Leadership and oversite of accounting operations including project accounting, payroll, consultant and accounts payable, accounts receivable, employee timesheet and expense processing, etc.
Oversee monthly closing and provide accurate and timely financial analysis and reporting
Monthly reconciliation of operating account and general ledger
Develop and update annual/quarterly operating budget
Support year-end financial planning
Liaison with Project Managers to ensure financial performance goals
Project accounting oversite including billing, percent complete and WIP analysis, updating monthly labor projections, consultant fee management, etc.
Provide accurate financial data to outside entities including CPA, bank, insurance providers, valuation consultants, regulatory agencies, etc.
Coordinate CPA’s annual review, audit and tax compliance functions
Ensure proper qualifications in states where the firm does business
Provide general and accounting software training to the accounting team and others
Develop and implement continuous improvement of accounting policies, systems and procedures
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor and/or Master degree in business, accounting, finance or related discipline
Senior accounting position experience within a related industry (architecture, engineering, construction)
Expert knowledge of Deltek Vision and Microsoft Office
Comprehensive understanding of project accounting including billing, budgeting, labor and expense tracking, percent complete accounting, WIP management, and facilitating optimal financial performance
Project experience with construction budgets >$20M
Detail-oriented, proactive and capable of effectively managing multiple tasks, projects and deadlines
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and self-directed while contributing to a collaborative team environment
Innovative spirit willing to challenge standards where opportunities for improvement exist