MSI Recruiting

MSI Recruiting | Florida Hiring Professionals and Staffing Agency
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10978
  • Salary: $140,000

Assistant Controller will work under the direction of the Construction Controller and assist with the preparation of financial summary statements, budget reports and internal control systems. The Assistant Controller’s duties also include being a liaison between Corporate Payroll, Accounts Payable/Receivable, reconciling accounts and assisting with financial audits. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and with the highest level of integrity. The Assistant Controller will have exceptional accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP as it relates to the Construction Industry. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the financial success of our organization and lead a dedicated team.


  • Monitor and review financial transactions and activities for assigned accounts and departments
  • Assisting with the development and evaluation of budgets and preparing budget reports
  • Experience reviewing and managing project-level financial reports (WIP, Dashboards, Cash Position & Forecasts)
  • Supporting the accounting team with all aspects of the general ledger, specifically reconciling balance sheet accounts, reviewing journal entries and preparing work papers
  • Overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assist with the development, review, and updating of accounting policies, procedures, checklists, and related documentation concerning assigned functions and responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate records of inventory, fixed assets, and other financial data
  • Manage all aspects of Project Lifecycle cost accounting and ensure costs are in the correct period for accurate financial reporting and forecasting
  • Assist with external/internal audit requests and provide information as requested
  • Assist and support state tax compliance issues with sales and use tax; coordinate with outside consultants
  • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting regulations and industry-specific accounting standards and stay up to date with changes in construction accounting standards
  • Maintain accounting controls and audit documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. CPA or CCIFP certification is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Accounting in the Construction industry preferred
  • Possess a strong understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, and compliance requirements
  • Previous experience managing or supervising others, preferably on an accounting team
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making, and analytical skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and senior management
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible with changing priorities and willing to work as needed to meet deadlines
  • Organized/initiative-taker capable of working independently and managing multiple deadlines
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and ERP systems for financial reporting and analysis
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
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