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Assistant Controller

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Location: Tempe, AZ, United States
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Assistant Controller 



The Assistant Controller role plays a crucial part in supporting all accounting processes and operations within the company, contributing to the success of a rapidly growing organization that prioritizes its culture. This position requires a candidate who excels at mentoring and developing future leaders, with a continuous improvement mindset aimed at enhancing both the department and the company as a whole.



  • Provide guidance, training, and feedback to accounting staff to cultivate a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the finance team.
  • Lead or contribute to special projects and initiatives directed by senior management to drive business growth and operational excellence, including system implementations, process enhancements, and strategic initiatives.
  • Assist in month-end activities such as journal entry preparation, bank reconciliations, and providing support for month-end tasks.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including the Controller, project managers, project accountants, departmental managers, accounts payable team, and external stakeholders like customers, vendors, and banking partners.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for accounting processes to ensure consistency and efficiency. Identify opportunities to streamline procedures and enhance system functionality, proposing and implementing enhancements to maximize effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with the Controller on monthly financial responsibilities, including developing and managing monthly budgets, tracking fixed assets for proper valuation and depreciation, and ensuring compliance with sales tax regulations.
  • Oversee project accounting functions, including collaborating with project accounts to maintain updated and compliant preliminary notices, managing customer billing processes for accuracy and timeliness, and reviewing project progress to facilitate accurate billing.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required or assigned.
  • Foster interdepartmental relationships and trust by engaging with other departments to promote collaboration and enhance teamwork.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in construction accounting, preferably in a subcontractor or general contractor (GC) setting.
  • Some managerial experience, demonstrating strong mentoring and people skills.
  • Proficiency in accounting software such as Vista/Viewpoint, Sage, and Microsoft Excel, as well as familiarity with the Microsoft Suite and bank portals.
  • Experience with cash management, bank reconciliations, and month-end support activities.
  • Familiarity with setting up Work-in-Progress (WIP) schedules and conducting pre-lien audits.
  • Proficient in critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving, enabling strategic decision making with a focus on resolving complex issues.
  • Exceptionally skilled in mathematical calculations, accounting principles, and financial processes.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities, facilitating effective collaboration and relationship-building.
  • Attention to detail and organizational prowess, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in tasks.
  • Proficient in time management and task prioritization, optimizing productivity and meeting deadlines.