Project Controller

POSTED ON 1/14/2023 AVAILABLE BEFORE 7/20/2023
Dragados USA, Inc Hired Organization Address Virginia Beach, VA Full Time

Job Posting for Project Controller at Dragados USA, Inc

Dragados USA is seeking a Project Controller to support the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel expansion project. This role will focus primarily in performing all required accounting functions of the project in a timely and accurate manner.

Principal/Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains operation of all accounting functions and procedures keeping updated on all requirements.
  • Supervises a team of accounts payable staff, senior accountant, and payroll specialist to ensure the department accomplishes accounting objectives; Mentoring and professional development of the accounting team.
  • Monitors daily cash balances in operating bank accounts to cover obligations
  • Prepares monthly cash projection reports
  • Review all AP batch edits before updating it the ERP system.
  • Accrues, prepares and remits appropriate sales taxes as necessary.
  • Processes and reviews all accounts payable and sub-contractor payments.
  • Reviewing all weekly checks runs and ACH payments and all the corresponding back up documents supporting the payment.
  • Provides computer input and performs analytical review of reports generated
  • Improve the work flow process, document the work instructions and record training sessions in Teams.
  • Utilizes computer software systems for the preparation of reports, spreadsheets and other accounting analysis that may be required by management.
  • Formulate daily, weekly, month end journal entries and other journal entries as needed.
  • Accurately reviews weekly field and office payrolls.
  • Maintains all project's operating accounts including deposits, disbursements and balancing.
  • Supports local as well as in certain regional teams, including team members located internationally.
  • Participate in monthly accrual meetings with the construction managers, cost control engineers, etc.
  • Reviews and book the cost accrual every month.
  • Reviews and book all the weekly hourly payroll and bi weekly salaried payroll and their corresponding accrual for the remainder of the month.
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of master data including resource information; project, activity, and resource codes; enterprise project structure; security profiles; licensing information, etc.
  • Participates in the development of the work breakdown structure, interfacing with Procurement, Engineering, and Finance Departments
  • Prepares monthly aged trial balances, job cost summary schedules, supporting schedules for month-end close.
  • Supports senior accountant with all task assigned.
  • Review and check all account analysis of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Performs year- end audit and 6-month review with company CPA firm.
  • Interfaces with the Project Manager and Executives to accurately charge and code invoices to proper Job Cost and General Ledger
  • Reviews construction contracts for obligations related to accounting and insurance


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related degree required.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive finance and accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of month end close and preparing the financial statements is required.
  • Construction and Payroll, experience is preferred but required.
  • Broad knowledge of GAAP and related internal control structures for financial accounting and reporting systems and processes
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks/projects, training and review of our processes.
  • Ability to work well as an integral part of a large project team
  • Knowledge and experience with Excel and ERP System.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytic, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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