Streimer is a company of problem solvers, committed to quality and innovative solutions that exceed expectations. Employee retention and long-term employees is a result of demonstrating that we believe in the power of people. Our core values inform our approach and drive success. We value teamwork, finding solutions, personal accountability, and an unwavering commitment to safety. Founded in 1946, we are a premier supplier of sheet metal and mechanical products, systems, and services.
The company Controller is responsible for developing the accounting department staff and ensuring effective accounting and finance operations to support a company doing in excess of $100 million in annual sales with more than 350 employees in multiple states. This position works closely with the Company’s President and operations staff.
The successful candidate will enjoy hands-on oversight of all accounting processes including cash management, budgeting, compliance, internal controls, corporate credit and collection, audit, financial planning, strategic planning, accounts payable, accounts receivable, in-house union and non-union multi-state payroll, and job costing in accordance with the Company’s standard operating procedures and generally accepted accounting principles. The position manages between 8 and 12 direct reports, oversees the retention of accounting system records, and provides general office administrative services.
If you have the expertise and passion for developing a cohesive, team-oriented accounting and finance department, this might be a fit for you!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Executive & Strategic Management
Actively participate as a member of Streimer’s Executive Committee.
Accounting & Finance
Develop and manage preparation of budgets and financial plans, financial statements, key financial indicators, and management and third-party reporting.
Develop and maintain policies and procedures, performance measures, and internal controls.
Develop and monitor cash flow assumptions and projections (i.e. deposits, account transfers, and monthly reconciliation of checking, money market, and wire transfer accounts).
Participate in financial reviews of projects and assist project teams with financial acumen.
Ensure timely and accurate payment of all obligations, including property and equipment leases and associated costing entries.
Prepare and approve journal entries.
Manage non-union employee benefits programs including the tracking of monthly vacation and comp time accruals.
Monitor and review quarterly union employee benefit accrual and payroll tax account reconciliations.
Oversee physical inventory management process.
Work with in-house and external CPAs to develop and manage tax strategy, year-end preparation, and annual review.
Lead, direct and develop accounting and finance staff to maximize individual and team performance.
Oversee accounting department organizational structure and daily operations to achieve department goals and objectives.
Oversee the Tax and Finance Administrator’s activities.
Serve as general Office Manager providing general office and receptionist support through direct reports.
Maintain effective business partnerships with division leadership to closely coordinate between operations and finance.
Build effective relationships that reflect and support company core values, and meets or exceeds customer expectations.
Attend appropriate industry conferences; and participate in industry, client, and community relations to enhance company image.
Proactively seek feedback to improve deliverables, tools and services provided to internal customers.
Support IT Manager in Sage 300 software updates, and other software program set up and implementation.
Negotiate with vendors and service providers for most advantageous price/terms on loans, leases, purchases, and acquisitions where requested.
Interface as needed with outside audit firms, tax preparers, banks, lessors, casualty/liability insurance agents, worker’s compensation agents, and collection agencies.
Oversee the Company records archive program.
Oversee general office administrative services such as: purchasing of supplies, phones, visa cards; hiring of temporary clerical help and management of office equipment.
Work on special projects, programs, and capital expenditure planning among other things as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field. MBA or CPA certification is preferred.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in an accounting and/or finance role with extensive knowledge and experience in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience of working in the construction industry in the Controller/CFO capacity.
Previous experience working for a privately held commercial construction company is a plus.
Experience with Union Payroll and multi-state licensing a plus.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role managing an accounting staff of at least 10 people.
Ability to work with a diverse set of professionals from the shop floor/construction job sites to banking contacts, insurance brokers, outside vendors, attorneys and accounting firms.
Skilled in managing and developing staff, while prioritizing and delegating significant responsibilities to others.
Ability to organize people, tools and equipment to orchestrate multiple activities at once.
Clear and persuasive communications in verbal and written form.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
Expert skills in Excel with ability to write macros, work with pivot tables, write complex formulas, and work with linked worksheets and ODBC.
Experience with Sage 300 (Timberline) or Viewpoint software and familiarity with accounting software conversions is highly desirable.
Experience with service department accounting packages and/or manufacturing MRP systems is a plus.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities with competing deadlines.
Strong aptitude in cash management, reporting and analytical skills.
High integrity, loyalty and utmost confidentiality to serve the best interests of the organization.
Excellent time management: detailed while maintaining big picture, and ability to ensure workflow is accurate and timely.
Ability to travel on foot one city-block between facilities and carry or cart paper records and laptop; lift approximately 30-35 lbs. (storage record boxes)
Ability to sit and work at a computer 50-100% of the day.
This position’s normal work hours are approximately 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, working approximately 50 hours per week.
We believe in the power of people. At Streimer, we live and breathe our core values every day. They inform our approach and drive our success on every project. We believe in the power of people and know that teamwork is the key to continuous improvement. That’s why we’ve built a team that works together, grows together, and wins together. At our core, we are problem solvers. We work with our partners and clients to constantly think big and push the envelope. Where some see barriers, we see possibilities. At Streimer, we keep our promises to our team and our customers. We are committed to an environment of accountability where everyone is responsible for their actions and empowered to find solutions and deliver results.
Safety is our way of life. We believe that all injuries are preventable and always take two to think through a job before we start. This strong tradition of safety ensures that we protect ourselves, our partners, and our community.