Controller (MD)

  • Location: Arbutus, MD
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • On-Site
  • Job #8852

Our client seeks a Controller who will have primary day-to-day responsibilities for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and operational reporting. The Controller is a critical tactical and strategic management position, reporting to the platform company CFO and dotted line reporting to the Division president. The Controller is a key leadership role in the management of the company, as well as in the development and execution of short term and long-term strategy. The company has a collaborative leadership team, and the Controller is expected to be a true “business partner” and work effectively across all functional areas. The Controller is also expected to be a positive impact across the company and enhance the culture internally, as well with customers, suppliers and key third parties.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (and doing well!)

  • Partners with CFO to develop and implement goals, policies, priorities, financial strategy, linked metrics, and procedures in regards to financial and operational management including budgeting and accounting.
  • Establishes sound internal financial management control systems and develops procedures to continuously improve internal control systems.
  • Leads preparation of ongoing required financial statements and operating reports ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Reviews financial statements and operating reports with all parties of interest, including gap analysis and recommendations to improve performance.
  • Oversees and ensures timely and accurate processing of transactions and accounting data and ensures legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Oversees various DOL, IRS, 401(k), and medical compliance regulations.
  • Oversees DCAA and other compliance requirements for any publicly-funded projects.
  • Leads the coordination with CPA firm of preparation of external audit materials, external GAAP financial reporting, and all tax compliance and reporting.
  • Manages annual audit and auditor relations.
  • Responsible for monthly business review package, and ownership and delivery of monthly reporting package to platform CFO.
  • Preparation/analysis of daily/weekly/monthly reports of key financial and operational metric trends.
  • Initiates and optimizes appropriate strategies to enhance cashflow and working capital positions.
  • Assesses organizational performance against budgets with functional leaders and management team.
  • Manages ongoing banking and bonding requirements.
  • Leads ERP system deployment and operation.
  • Responsible to ensure all employees embrace our safety culture and comply with all safety initiatives.

What We Like About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA required; MBA desired.
  • 5-10 years of experience as a Controller.
  • Strong cost accounting skills, including standard costing processes and percentage of completion (POC) revenue recognition.
  • Solid inventory management skills.
  • Strong leadership: A proactive and passionate advocate for the business.
  • Sense of urgency with an “all hands on deck” attitude.
  • Strategic thinking: Develops strategies to help achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Verbal/written communication skills: Speaks/writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification.
  • Actively participates in meetings. Presents himself/herself in a professional manner.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, and develops innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Strong organizational skills: Versatile and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong work ethic, detail-driven, and a commitment to doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Demonstrates exceptional follow through.
  • Occasional travel, including overnight, if necessary.
  • A proactive partner with the leadership/management team.
  • Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well.
  • Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Creates a sense of team spirit and helps to create a positive work environment.
  • Ethics: Treats people with respect, keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically. Upholds organizational core values. Follows through on commitments.
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