Construction Controller

The Controller will report to the CFO and will manage an accounting team of 4 for a well established construction management firm. The company is an award-winning firm that has an excellent pipeline of projects in the Pacific Northwest. Superb culture/team environment, great benefits, ongoing training & development, discretionary bonus, and a hybrid work model are just a few of the perks!

Job Profile: Controller

Vacancy: 1

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role within the construction industry for midsize firm up $200-500mil.

Location: Irvine, CA

Salary: $170,000.00-$225,000.00


  • Team Leadership: Supervise and mentor a team of accounting professionals, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure high-quality work and professional development.
  • Financial Management: Manage all aspects of financial operations, including general ledger accounting, accounts payable and receivable, collections, and payroll.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, reports, and analysis to support decision-making and provide insights to senior management.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with various departments to develop and monitor budgets, forecasts, and financial goals, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Payroll Management: Payroll processing functions to include deductions, directo deposits, contributions, etc.
  • Compliance and Taxation: Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, including sales tax returns and union benefits, and work closely with external auditors for annual audits.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and enhance financial processes, systems, and controls to optimize efficiency and accuracy.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, procurement, and project management, to provide financial insights and support decision-making processes.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial risks, including analyzing WIP (work-in-progress) and ensuring proper control over project costs.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including banks, vendors, and clients, to support the organization’s financial objectives.
  • Implementation: Experience with software implementation is highly preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA or CMA certification is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role within the construction industry for midsize firm up $200-500mil.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Proficiency in using financial software and ERP systems. Experience with construction-specific software.
  • Extensive experience in managing payroll, wage calculations, and benefits in conjuction with HR.
  • Solid understanding of tax regulations and experience in filing sales tax returns.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data and provide actionable insights.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a team.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.