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Corporate Controller

Company: Meruelo Enterprises, Inc.
Location: Downey
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. is a leading company in the construction and engineering industry. We perform engineering & construction work in a variety of market segments. We are headquartered in Los Angeles with business units in LA, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura performing work throughout California. PURPOSE: Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, and budget management functions. Ensure company accounting procedures and financial statements conform to generally accounting principles. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Lead the month-end close processes, including preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and explain material variances vs budget/forecast/prior year.
  • Manage technical accounting activities in-line with recent GAAP pronouncements and implementing new FASB Standards.
  • Assist in managing and training the various accounting department personnel
  • Ensure the parent company and all subsidiary companies comply with the company's Internal Controls
  • Compiling WIP (work in process) financial reports and job costing analysis
  • Assist in preparation and in managing various audits including financial statement, state agencies, and union.
  • Identify areas of business process improvements, strategic initiatives and efficiencies. Identify and establish effective SOPs.
  • Analyze financial performance and in conjunction with subsidiaries look for ways to improve the company performance and control cost.
  • Assisting VP of Finance with forecasting, budgeting, audits, financial analysis and special projects as needed EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting
    • Accounting certification such as CPA or CMA preferred. Experience in Public Accounting Preferred.
    • 7-10 years of construction industry experience (including expert knowledge of "percentage of completion" accounting methodology)
    • Experience with Spectrum accounting software, Crystal Reports and FRX knowledge a plus
    • Good team building skills and the ability to work with our other construction and engineering divisions SKILLS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
      • Possesses a thorough knowledge of all relevant federal, state and local laws / regulation requirements regarding financial records, pension, profit sharing, standard accounting procedures.
      • Ability to interpret financial reporting requirements of each construction contract.
      • Effective communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
      • Complies with and maintains company confidentiality practices and policies.
      • Interacts professionally with all company employees and outside persons.
      • Ability to interpret and disseminate complex information appropriate and effectively.
      • Comply with accounting and all other company policies, procedures, as well as all relevant federal, state and local reporting requirements. Working conditions consist of a temperature-controlled office; noise level in work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. This description assists in ADA compliance, and is not intended for any other purpose such as compensation. All employees must comply with company policies and applicable laws. Management retains the right to assign additional duties periodically and the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time. Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. offers a very competitive pay and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401k. Meruelo Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Meruelo Enterprises, Inc., Downey , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Downey, California

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