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Cost Controller


Greenfield, massachusetts

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The Cost Controller is responsible for day-to-day accounting functions. The Cost Controller will develop, administer and oversee financial and accounting activities for the company.

 Major Responsibilities: 

 Perform and ensure an effective cost control and reporting function for ongoing projects by working with the Project Managers and the Company’s Cost Manager to review cost reports for accuracy and timeliness of quantity inputs. 

 Provide financial administrative support to Project Managers and division construction President (SE) and Senior Vice-president – Ops. (NE) including assistance in preparation of monthly WIP Review Templates, Gross Margin Tracking Reports and quarterly Contract Recap Reports. 

 Analyze deviations, assist in preparation of project reforecasts, and identify and reconcile P.O. issues. 

 Understand technical construction documents to be able to assist in developing budget reforecasts and monitor progress of work per cost account to assure adherence to budget. 

 Promptly produce clear and concise summary report findings from assessment and analysis including cost overages and other unsatisfactory elements. 

 Participate in cost enhancements. 

 Provide independent forecast completion costs based on trends including: 

o Labor rate analysis, 

o Commitments, 

o Change management, 

o Schedule impacts and material cost variances and 

o Productivity measurement earned value. 

 Communicate independently with senior levels of financial and executive management (ownership) to review, audit and validate cost-to-complete forecasts using cost report data on the construction projects. 

 The position requires regular business travel to NE or SE project sites, most of which are commutable to/from the regional corporate offices. Minimal overnight travel is required. 



 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Construction Management or Engineering, advanced degree a plus. 

 Extensive knowledge of standard construction accounting policies and procedures. 

 Minimum of five years of construction industry experience preferably on large scale civil construction projects including public works such as roads, bridges or airport projects. 

 Ability to become proficient with the Company’s ERP system (Viewpoint) as related to working with cost reporting and budgeting. 

 Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 

 Must be able to work and be effective in a fast-paced, demanding and lean environment providing quick yet accurate results with the ability to multi-task independently in a larger corporate environment. 

Necessary Attributes: 

 Possess ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles, 

 Team player and with good interpersonal skills, 

 Self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills, 

 Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, 

 Dedicated and hard-working, 

 Strong leadership qualities and 

 Above average organizational skills. 

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