Executive Recruiting
Open Position


PHILADEPHIA, PA  (Location Flexible)
Job Description

A privately held architectural lighting design firm is seeking to hire a controller to serve as part of the senior management team (reporting to President) assisting in developing company goals and objectives and manages accounting and administrative personnel.

  • Serves as part of the senior management team of the company. Participates in management meetings; assists in developing company goals and objectives.
  • Provides management with feedback on problem areas and recommends solutions.
  • Manages accounting and administrative personnel.  We currently have 1 accounting assistant/office manager.  
  • Maintains and improves accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Closes the books and analyzes financial statements and issues statements and interprets results for management.
  • Prepares other financial reports including graphs and charts as needed to alert management to operating trends which are problematic or a cause for greater scrutiny; recommends solutions.
  • Develops and monitors company expenditures against the annual business plan and budget.
  • Helps develop annual budget and updates forecasts during the year.
  • Coordinates work with outside accounting firm for production of year-end financial statements and tax returns, including year-end tax planning.
  • Oversees payroll and quarterly payroll tax returns, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other routine accounting functions.
  • Develop cash forecasts and manage cash on short-term and long-term basis.
  • Collect receivables, and work with management, as required to improve turnover.
  • Ensures that the company is adequately insured. 
  • Preparation of new WBE/DBE certification applications and annual renewals.
  • New hire orientation and set-up, employee insurance and benefits administration, payroll processing and 401K processing.
  • BSc/BA in Finance, Accounting or relevant field. MSc or MBA is a plus.  
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • Proven experience (10 years min) as a Controller, finance officer or strategic financial leadership role.
  • Experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry (3 years min)
  • Working experience with Unanet AE (formerly Clearview Infocus) or similar financial management software such as Deltek “Vision”.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office including advanced Excel abilities, including V-look-ups, Pivot Tables, Formulas and Charts.
  • Willing to work hands–on, to handle multiple tasks and delegate as necessary to efficiently produce large volumes of work.
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, including being able to present complex financial information to non-finance leaders and team members.
  • Attention to detail with an ability to see the big picture.
  • Aptitude for interpreting numbers and trends and reporting results.
  • Able to keep the highest level of confidences with the information handled.
  • Working knowledge of Automobile, Workers Compensation, and Commercial and General Liability programs. Knowledge of life and health insurance programs.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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