Assistant Controller

Job Locations US-TX-Plano
ID 2024-5813
Category
Accounting/Finance
Position Type
Regular
Division
Corporate

Overview

Assistant Controller

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

 

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is hiring an Assistant Controller to join our team. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. The Assistant Controller supports the Controller in overseeing the organization’s accounting operations, including the production of periodic financial reports, management of the month-end processes, maintenance of accounting records, and implementation and execution of comprehensive controls to mitigate risk. This role involves ensuring the accuracy of financial information, including maintaining a fully reconciled balance sheet.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:

  • Assist in preparing and ensuring the accuracy of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Ensure timely and accurate closing of financial records at month-end and year-end.
  • Prepare various financial reports and analyses as required by management.
  • Manage a team of 2-3 to ensure timely month-end close and reporting.

Accounting Operations:

  • Oversee day-to-day accounting functions.
  • Ensure all accounting transactions are processed accurately and promptly.
  • Manage and monitor the organization’s accounting software and systems.
  • Internal Controls and Compliance:
  • Maintain and enforce internal control policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and relevant federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Assist with audits and implement audit recommendations

Team Mangement:

  • Supervise and mentor accounting staff, providing guidance and support as needed.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and development of accounting personnel.

Budgeting and Forcasting:

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecasts.
  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.

Special Projects:

  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as directed by senior management.
  • Support the Controller with acquisition purchase accounting and integrations of acquired companies.
  • Support the Controller and other financial executives in various other financial and operational projects, as needed.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive accounting experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • Experience in public accounting and corporate accounting is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting standards.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., SAP, Oracle) and MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multi-discipline professional engineering firm that serves wind, solar, battery storage, EV, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from over 25 offices across the U.S.

 

In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.

 

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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