Washougal, Washington, Ballard Marine Construction is a leading marine infrastructure and utility contractor based in Washougal, WA with regional offices and projects throughout North America. Our experience enables us to adapt quickly to unique problems and resolve potentially costly situations for our clients. In addition, we have the proven ability to customize systems and management teams for individual projects.
Employees are an integral asset to ensuring our success and as such our staff is required to meet the highest expectations. We take pride in our renowned safety standards and require employees to utilize safe work practices always. We count on our employees to perform in fast paced environments while still satisfying customer needs and maintaining effective working relationships. The ability to proactively identify issues and offer innovative solutions is also highly praised. We have a commitment to our employees and, in turn, expect our employees to contribute to the success of Ballard.
This is a leadership level role, managing a small team of people and responsible for demonstrating behaviors aligned with Ballard’s core values and leadership principles. The role involves the use, custody and safeguarding of sensitive financial information. Written and verbal communications require both discretion and confidentiality.
The Controller will oversee all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to the general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, and financial reporting. Supports the preparation of financial statements which follow all regulatory and accounting guidelines. Knowledgeable of accounting principles with the ability to perform each accounting function as needed to ensure accurate and timely reporting of payroll processing, project costs, capital assets, sales & use taxes, property taxes, project/equipment revenues, balance sheet reconciliations, WIP and multiple monthly financial reporting requirements.
Using effective communication, collaboration and time management, this position provides internal support to the Division Managers, Operations Managers, project teams, and the corporate accounting team. Externally, this position communicates with investors, banking institutions, state tax reporting agencies, customers, and vendors to positively impact existing and new relationships. Key Responsibilities:
Coordinate the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, providing analysis to the business.
Support in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
Support in the preparation of monthly financial statements, including cash flow, notes, ratios, and trend analysis.
Enter adjusting Journal Entries to the accounting system.
Reconcile cash / review all balance sheet accounts.
Participate in preparation for year-end annual audit.
Assist in formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with regulatory requirements and established best practices.
Oversees complex payroll with multiple unions in multiple states and internationally, including prevailing wage, OCIP/CCIP reporting, certified payrolls, and multiple workers comp policies.
Manages all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, and on occasion international payroll, property, and other applicable taxes. Stays abreast of changing tax laws.
Manage fixed asset and non-capital asset set-up, maintenance, and disposal within the accounting system. Facilitate and monitor fixed asset revenue tracking and reporting.
Create, maintain, and inactivate customers within the accounting system. Communicate with customers as needed to ensure all compliance documents are obtained.
Ensure accurate and timely set up of new projects, timely entry of change orders and ensure all accounting needs are met prior to closing projects within the accounting system.
Oversee the management of credit card transactions and postings within the accounting system.
Oversee and review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, and overhead cost.
Oversee monthly general ledger entries and account reviews and reconciliations.
Recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting, and payroll staff as needed.
Mentor and develop finance team, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team.
Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes insurance programs covering medical, dental, vision, life, PTO, seven paid holidays, work life balance program, EAP program, and a 401(k) plan. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.