Controller (Construction)

Hyattsville, MD
Full Time

Job Title: Controller 

Compensation: $90k-$130k                Schedule: Hybrid (2-3 days / week remote)

Job Summary: We are seeking an experienced Controller with a strong background in the construction industry to join our team. The Controller will play a crucial role in overseeing financial operations, budgeting, and financial reporting for our construction projects. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of construction accounting principles, cost control, and project financial management. It is highly preferred for a candidate to have previous experience with either Sage or Procore Accounting Software. 


  1. Financial Management:

    • Manage the financial aspects of construction projects, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost tracking.
    • Monitor project budgets and expenses to ensure adherence to financial goals and provide timely reports to project managers.
    • Analyze project costs and recommend cost-saving strategies where possible.
  2. Financial Reporting:

    • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements for construction projects.
    • Generate financial reports that comply with industry-specific accounting standards and regulations.
    • Present financial reports and analysis to senior management and project stakeholders.
  3. Budgeting and Forecasting:

    • Develop and maintain project budgets, ensuring they are aligned with project goals and objectives.
    • Collaborate with project managers to create accurate financial forecasts, identifying potential risks and opportunities.
    • Monitor budget vs. actual performance and provide variance analysis.
  4. Cost Control:

    • Implement effective cost control measures to optimize project profitability.
    • Identify areas for cost reduction and implement strategies to improve project margins.
    • Conduct regular cost reviews and cost-to-complete analyses.
  5. Compliance and Audit:

    • Ensure compliance with all accounting standards, tax regulations, and industry-specific requirements.
    • Coordinate with external auditors for project-related audits and provide necessary documentation.
  6. Financial Systems:

    • Oversee the use of financial software and systems, ensuring accurate and efficient data management.
    • Recommend and implement improvements to financial systems and processes.
  7. Team Management:

    • Lead and mentor a team of finance professionals responsible for project financial management.
    • Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (Master's degree or CPA preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Controller or in a similar financial management role within the construction industry.
  • Thorough understanding of construction accounting principles, including job costing and WIP (Work in Progress) accounting.
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems, with experience in accounting software used in the construction industry (e.g., Procore, Sage, Viewpoint).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and compliance.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, project-driven environment.

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