Cost Controller

Location: Greenfield, MA
The Financial Analyst is responsible for overseeing financial and accounting activities for the company on a day-to-day basis. They will develop and administer cost control and reporting functions for ongoing projects, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of quantity inputs.

Key Responsibilities:

 Collaborate with Project Managers and the Company's Cost Manager to review cost reports, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of data inputs.

 Provide financial administrative support to Project Managers and division construction President (SE) and Senior Vice-president – Ops. (NE), including assistance in preparing monthly WIP Review Templates, Gross Margin Tracking Reports, and quarterly Contract Recap Reports.

 Analyze deviations and assist in project reforecasts, identifying and reconciling P.O. issues.

 Utilize technical construction documents to develop budget reforecasts and monitor progress of work per cost account, ensuring adherence to budget.

 Prepare clear and concise summary reports of assessment and analysis findings, including cost overages and other unsatisfactory elements.

 Participate in cost optimization initiatives.

 Independently forecast completion costs based on trends, including labor rate analysis, commitments, change management, schedule impacts, material cost variances, and productivity measurement earned value.

 Engage with senior levels of financial and executive management to review, audit, and validate cost-to-complete forecasts using construction project cost report data.

 Regularly travel to NE or SE project sites, with minimal overnight travel required.

Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Construction Management, or Engineering (advanced degree a plus).

 Extensive knowledge of standard construction accounting policies and procedures.

 Minimum of five years of experience in the construction industry, preferably on large-scale civil construction projects (e.g., roads, bridges, airports).

 Ability to become proficient in the company's ERP system (Viewpoint) for cost reporting and budgeting purposes.

 Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

 Adaptable to different personalities and management styles,

 Strong team player with good interpersonal skills,

 Self-starter with effective verbal and written communication skills,

 Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals,

 Dedicated and hard-working,

 Possesses strong leadership qualities, and

 Above-average organizational skills.

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