Controller

Tilson Technology Management   •  

Portland, ME

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

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11 - 15 years

Posted 50 days ago

We are is looking for an experienced Controller, who will report to the CFO, to lead our accounting team in support of our fast-growing telecom engineering services and construction and IT consulting teams. We are seeking a hands-on team player with a strong work ethic who has exceptional communication skills, attention to detail and excellent follow through. Our team consists of employees that are mutually supportive, flexible, and emotionally intelligent. This position is full time, requires little travel, and is based in our new and modern HQ in Portland, Maine. Finance Team Description:
Tilson’s finance team is lead by our CFO and includes 10 staff with varying levels of responsibility and experience. Tilson’s ERP system is Sage 300 CRE, with reporting and analytics in Qliksense, and all systems are located in the cloud. Controller Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as a partner with the CFO to provide value to the Company’s stakeholders including senior management, Board of Directors, Investors and third-party partners.
  • Oversight of the monthly accounting close process, including maintenance of the general ledger and all subsidiary ledgers, ensuring close process occurs timely and accurately.
  • Review and oversight of job cost accumulation, estimates to complete and related financial impact of percentage of completion calculations.
  • Continuously evaluate, mentor, coach, and develop Tilson’s accounting staff to achieve the highest standards of performance, both technically and in their ability to work in cross functional business partnership to deliver results, this includes recruiting, hiring, career development, goal setting, performance evaluation, balancing workloads and resolving performance issues, as appropriate.
  • Maintaining effective internal controls, process, and system improvements to provide for internal customer friendly, lean, and fast transactional processing and to allow the Company to scale quickly and efficiently.
  • Work with the CFO to manage and oversee the company’s insurance and risk management programs.
  • Review and oversight of accounting staff’s work including recording and processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable, payroll allocations, and general ledger postings.
  • Oversee the preparation of accurate and complete monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, financial analysis, and other management reports, including management of related operational and compliance objectives for Tilson.
  • Provide guidance and direction around process improvements, new business setup and management and input into long-term financial systems strategy and scalability.
  • Monitor cash management including individual construction projects, as applicable, and supervise and monitor cash funding.
  • Primary point of contact with external accountants to coordinate financial statement audits, and preparation of the tax returns, as applicable.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements and working with our outside CPAs on tax filings.
  • Represent Tilson in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required, and an MBA or CPA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of accounting experience, including at least 4 years managing an accounting team.
  • Previous experience in the Construction and Engineering industry and Sage 300 CRE experience is preferred
  • CCIFP preferred but not required. Ability to become CCIFP certified within one yearrequired if not already certified.
  • Extensive experience with Generally Accepted AccountingPrincipals including new revenue recognition rules.
  • Ability to resolve complex accounting issues timely and accurately.
  • Strong analytical and financialreporting skills
  • Strong systems, process and change management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of internal control functions and documentation.
  • Management experience in a complex, fast paced and deadline driven environment with a proven track record of leadership and employee development, including performance management and training.
  • Ability to effectively lead and influence others, including direct reports, peers and vendors.
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals.
  • Expert computer user required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. Replicon, Concur, and Qliksense experience helpful but not required.