1+ months

Controller

J A Watts Inc
Chicago, IL 60607
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  • Job Code
    109321059

J. A. Watts, Inc. is a leading professional services and general contracting firm providing project management, programming, and construction for public and private clients since 1999. Known for our unmistakable culture of treating clients and employees like family, weve built our reputation by developing long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse and inclusive workplace. We are a growing family that values people who are innovative, respectful, committed to excellence, and looking to develop their talents.

This role is responsible for overseeing and managing all accounting functions including client invoicing, maintaining records and general ledgers, preparing financial reports, processing accounts receivable/payable, and performing general bookkeeping. The Controller will also determine and execute on department goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting department operations including bank and capital assets reconciliation, year-end and month close processes, accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, general ledger upload, check runs, expense report processes, ACH debits and credits, and fixed asset and debit activity.
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data to produce financial reports and statements.
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles.
  • Coordinate and complete annual audits.
  • Determine annual departmental goals and provide strategic support and recommendations.
  • Analyze systems and procedures to determine process improvement and initiate corrective actions.
  • Assign projects and direct staff and vendors to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Formalize and meet financial accounting objectives.
  • Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.
  • Manage vendors and analyze systems to align with organizational goals and department objectives.
  • Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required.
<p>J. A. Watts, Inc. is a leading professional services and general contracting firm providing project management, programming, and construction for public and private clients since 1999. Known for our unmistakable culture of treating clients and employees like family, weve built our reputation by developing long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse and inclusive workplace. We are a growing family that values people who are innovative, respectful, committed to excellence, and looking to develop their talents.</p> <p> </p> <p>This role is responsible for overseeing and managing all accounting functions including client invoicing, maintaining records and general ledgers, preparing financial reports, processing accounts receivable/payable, and performing general bookkeeping. The Controller will also determine and execute on department goals and objectives.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Duties and Responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Manage all accounting department operations including bank and capital assets reconciliation, year-end and month close processes, accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, general ledger upload, check runs, expense report processes, ACH debits and credits, and fixed asset and debit activity.</li> <li>Monitor and analyze accounting data to produce financial reports and statements.</li> <li>Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles.</li> <li>Coordinate and complete annual audits.</li> <li>Determine annual departmental goals and provide strategic support and recommendations.</li> <li>Analyze systems and procedures to determine process improvement and initiate corrective actions.</li> <li>Assign projects and direct staff and vendors to ensure compliance and accuracy.</li> <li>Formalize and meet financial accounting objectives.</li> <li>Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.</li> <li>Manage vendors and analyze systems to align with organizational goals and department objectives.</li> <li>Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required.</li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/NamrEoHVOmx4uRBOuANPM"> <br/><br/><ul> <li>A bachelor's degree in accounting, degrees in finance or equivalent experience considered. CPA highly preferred.</li> <li>10+ years of experience with the most recent years working in a managerial level role.</li> <li>Experience in professional service industry (Construction, A/E (Architectural/Engineering firms) preferred, or public accounting.</li> <li>Highly proficient with financial systems, MS Office Suite, and Adobe.</li> <li>Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations.</li> <li>Experience with job costing, a multi-divisional structure, inter-company billing and inter-company allocations.</li> <li>High attention to detail and accuracy.</li> <li>Knowledge and proficiency of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).</li> <li>Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Ability to balance multiple priorities, work effectively in a team environment, and meet deadlines.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Company Benefits</strong></p> <ul> <li>Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family. Health Savings Account option available.</li> <li>Company-provided group life, short and long term disability, and voluntary life options.</li> <li>Matching 401(k) retirement plan.</li> <li>Paid time off and holidays.</li> <li>Professional development and tuition assistance.</li> <li>Company sponsored social events.</li> </ul> <p>EOE/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled</p> <p> </p>
Posted: 2019-04-16 Expires: 2019-06-17

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