LS Black Constructors, with a revenue of $150MM, is seeking an experienced financial professional for our Accounting & Finance Team in our St. Paul corporate office.
The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the company’s internal financial management. This includes coordination of month-end close and internal financial reporting, including job cost reporting. Additionally, the Controller will oversee the work of the company’s accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll functions and will participate in audits and preparing reports for regulators.
The primary role of this position includes the following essential functions:
Direct, coordinate, and oversee the activities of the accounting department for accurate and timely financial management reports, including internal and external monthly financial statements
Oversee the timely and accurate execution of the month-end reconciliation process
Work directly with key administrative staff to maintain the corporate registration library
Continuously monitor and reduce the number of journal entries made by identifying points at which errors frequently occur, identifying the cause, and putting corrective actions in place as necessary
Direct and coordinate the corporate cash management activities
Analyze and manage company cash flow to ensure a strong cash position
Perform compliance reporting for bank vendors and make key decisions to ensure that contractual expectations are being met
Complete bank reconciliations in a timely manner
Work directly with project managers to establish, manage, monitor, and forecast project budgets, estimated cost at completion, and project-level cash flow
Work directly with the Finance Leader to develop project-level margin plans
Work directly with the Finance Leader on revenue forecasting, budget forecasting, and G&A reduction plans
Work directly with Finance Leader for accurate Work-In-Progress & General Ledger review
Responsible for the creation of specialized financial reports and projects unique to management needs
Responsible for implementing process efficiencies through automation
Make recommendations for improvements in operations, monitor and analyze monthly operating results, and control capital expenditures.
Work directly with the Finance Leader, IT, Operations, and Preconstruction in key areas of ERP Optimization
Coordinate annual accounting review and tax preparation
Review, revise as necessary, and approve job-level entries made by operations staff
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum six years of relevant experience in a supervisory or management position
Thorough knowledge of GAAP and tax and audit reporting regulations
CPA or experience in the construction or development industry
Basic understanding of construction law
Thorough understanding of revenue recognition principles
Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, technical and other communication, problem-solving, mentoring and leadership skills
Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple priorities
Proven positive and professional attitude and strong customer service skills
Ability to interpret and communicate LS Black policies
Advanced Excel knowledge
Significant ERP knowledge
Thorough understanding of DOL regulations, multi-state payroll, prevailing wage requirements, and union wage scales
L. S. Black Constructors LLC is a growing, dynamic, full-service commercial construction company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. We’ve partnered with clients for over forty years, meeting and overcoming complex challenges head-on. The LS Black team leverages proven processes and experience to complete the toughest, most complex projects within multiple divisions, including federal, civil, and commercial buildings. Our keenly managed growth continues to thrive thanks to our exceptional people and core values. Our talented teams of managers and field staff have proven time and time again that excellence is LS Black’s minimum standard.
LS Black’s culture is collaborative, supportive, and driven for growth. The successful candidate will exhibit the following core values:
1. Defy Difficulties – Meet challenges head-on and solve problems creatively.
2. Own It – Commit to and take pride in what you own.
3. Team Mindset – We are better when we collaborate. Work hard and play hard. Maintain a “YES” mindset.
4. Mind the Store – Profitability equals sustainability. Profits provide security and prosperity that benefits all.
5.... Deliver the News – Prompt and accurate communication is the first step towards a solution.
LS Black exists to build an industry-leading construction company so our people may grow without limitation.
If this resonates with you, we want to hear from you!
LS Black Constructors is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.