• Controller

    Job Locations US-TX-La Porte
    Requisition ID
    Business and Financial Operations
  • Overview

    Austin Industrial, Inc. is a leading General Contractor that provides construction, maintenance, turnaround, speciality, and plant services within the oil, gas, chemical, power, and manufacturing industries.  We are currently seeking an experienced Controller.  The function of this position is the set-up, coordination and reporting of project accounting and administrative functions.  Oversee development processes and procedures in compliance with Austin Industrial Project Administration/Accounting Policies and Procedures.


    This position is based in our La Porte, TX corporate office.  Relocation assistance is available.    


    • Lead the finance/accounting organization by providing information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that will assist management, its shareholders and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company's future.
    • Responsible for administering and controlling the entire accounting, reporting and financial functions. Plans and directs the general and cost accounting functions, including billing, credit, accounts payable, payroll, and the maintenance of general and subsidiary records of the company.
    • Oversee all aspects of project administration, contract management, project accounting, and reporting.
    • Establishes and maintains company policies, procedures and standards for project accounting, field administration and customer specific requirements.
    • In conformance with corporate guidelines, establishes, approves and maintains accounting procedures and policies to support operations and to protect company assets.
    • Prepares and coordinates all internal and external financial reports. Researches generally accepted accounting principles and government regulations to ensure the accuracy and full disclosure of such financial reports. Provides interpretations and analysis of internal financial reports to other management of the company.
    • Coordinates and approves all federal, state, and local tax payments, returns and payments of income, payroll, sales and property taxes. Determines methods to minimize the company’s tax burden and properly accounts for current and deferred tax expense and liability.
    • Monitors and controls cash flow and makes monthly cash projections for the entire company, including each job site.
    • Manage internal audits and annual external audits.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior leadership to ensure achievement of company’s strategic goals.
    • Provide management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
    • Conduct meaningful proactive analysis to improve key business decisions focusing on management of working capital and use of financial vehicles.
    • Effectively lead the accounting team by developing and coaching existing team and by hiring and retaining top-grade talent.
    • Ensures timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
    • Maintain structured training program to assess, educate and strengthen project staff.
    • Collaborate with Operations Management to facilitate the production of accurate, timely and beneficial project related information.
    • Oversee Customer and Austin systems and software interactions.
    • Participate in company management, customer and project meetings as required.
    • Manage and resolve complex accounting, administrative and Customer contract issues.
    • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecast including variance reporting.
    • Special projects as required.
    • Travel required (5%-15%).

    Functional Areas of Responsibility


    General Accounting

    Cost Accounting and Control

    Job site Administration and Accounting

    Financial Planning & Analysis including Budgeting & Forecasting

    Financial Reporting


    Cash Flow Administration including Controls and Projections

    Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable


    Job Performance Reporting

    Accounting Policies and Procedures

    Internal and External Audits

    Information Systems Implementation and Coordination

    Establishment, Implementation and Monitoring of Internal Control


    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related business degree
    • Master’s Degree (MBA or MS Accounting), CCIFP and/or CPA required
    • Ten years of accounting/financial leadership experience (construction industry preferred)
    • Working knowledge of tax, treasury, audit, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, and risk management functions
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to lead and manage diverse workforce
    • Comprehensive knowledge of standard industry accounting procedures required
    • Project Management experience required
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Access


    We offer excellent benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, matching 401K and we are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company!


    Austin Industrial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Austin Industrial participates in E-Verify.


    No agency inquiries please.





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