Controller (Construction) in Portland, Oregon - #66071 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 66071

Controller (Construction)
Our client seeks an experienced Construction Controller to oversee their accounting department. This role offers the opportunity to grow into CFO within the next 5 years. The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to grow in their next role and is a natural leader with strong business acumen.

This is a hybrid role requiring qualified applicants to commute weekly to offices in Portland, Oregon.

Responsibilities of the Controller (Construction)

  • Develop accounting processes and controls.
  • Manage team members ensuring timely and accurate month end close processes.
  • Review GL for accuracy and compliance; reconcile entries as required.
  • Handle financial statement preparations and prepare ad-hoc financial reports.
  • Set up new projects in ERP system and process changes as needed.
  • Monitor projects and cash flow/costs, keeping business leaders informed of budgets and timelines.
  • Ad-hoc financial planning, reporting, and tax/audit support.

Controller (Construction) Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience handling full-cycle construction accounting functions.
  • At least 1 year of supervisory/leadership experience.
  • Strong knowledge of WIP/project accounting, month end close, and financial reporting processes.
  • Proficiency with construction accounting software (Viewpoint, Vista, Trimble, or similar preferred).
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Salary: $110k – $140k (DOE) + Profit Share Bonus

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, and a 401k program.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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