Assistant Project Controller

Job Description

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Project Accounting, this position is responsible for supporting multiple accounting activities including the financial management and analysis of construction projects, job cost reporting, preparation of monthly customer pay applications, and month end closing responsibilities.

Position Duties/Tasks

Preparation of monthly customer pay applications, including all supporting backup and waivers required to ensure timely payments

Establish construction budgets and review contracts for financial deal points in order to safeguard assets and maximize potential profitability

Provide analysis and guidance to project teams, highlighting potential project risks and opportunities, to guide decision making across the organization; attend monthly job reviews

Prepare all month end journal entries relating to assigned construction projects

Work closely with project teams, providing financial support requested and becoming a trusted advisor

Foster a culture of continuous improvement across the project accounting team, working to reduce/eliminate non-value added activities

Leverage expertise to determine best approach to organize and extract data from the current ERP system (CMiC) to create value-add reports and analysis for project teams

As needed, review, process and pay subcontractor invoices for assigned construction projects

Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

Minimum 7 years of accounting experience

Experience in the construction industry preferred


Strong leadership qualities along with the ability to effectively work across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge

Ability to apply background and experiences to new situations to implement change

A ‘hands on’ individual who is able to prioritize, work to tight deadlines, display a sense of urgency, as well as be detail orientated

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to relate to all levels of an organization

Data driven; leverages reporting, analytics, and insights to generate meaningful financial strategies and solutions for project teams

Proven experience learning and utilizing multiple ERP systems with an advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel

AAP/EEO Statement

PARIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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