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Assistant Controller Job Opening in Charleston, SC

Residential Construction / Home Builder Career Opportunity

We are seeking an Assistant Controller for a leading public home builder in the Charleston, SC market. As an Assistant Controller, your analytical approach to business will allow you to work closely with the Division Controller to successfully take financial responsibility for this fast-growing builder’s profit center operations.

Candidate background preferences:

  • A strong accounting background
  • Land accounting experience
  • Experience with land development budgets
  • Experience working with land banks
  • Ability to analyze and find problems
  • An accounting or finance degree
  • Open to remote candidates following in-person training

You’ll be part of the core senior management team and, as such, play a major role in developing the strategic direction of business development. You will foster a “Business Partner” relationship with operations, designed to function as the link between developing long-term business goals and objectives and executing the strategies to achieve those long-term goals and objectives.

Assistant Controller Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach, mentor, and manage individuals and teams to ensure top performance of all team members in achieving desired results while finding efficient and effective solutions that create overall organizational value.
  • Manage month-end-close process accurately and timely in conjunction with corporate deadlines
  • Supervise associates’ detailed and analytical explanations of variances in actual financial data compared to forecasted results
  • Supervise payroll process and ensure the accuracy of payroll submissions and the proper record retention for auditing purposes
  • Possess a complete understanding of the Accounting Policy Manual and ensure that policies are complied with
  • Ability to assist with and create project proforma
  • Review HOA and Clubhouse financials
  • Prepare and review Joint Venture financials
  • Responsible for monthly budget review
  • Aid in the preparation of annual business plans and periodic updates as well as long-term planning (forecasts)
  • Review and ensure the proper recording, maintenance, and update of all job cost budget revisions
  • Prepare community and division level variance analysis
  • Provide help in the preparation of sales price releases for active communities
  • Monitor sales activity through weekly traffic, sales, starts, and closings report
  • Provide weekly and monthly statistical/financial reporting to Division Management
  • Projects assigned by Corporate, Division President, or Controller
  • Supervise the processing and auditing (e.g., coding, approvals, lien releases, and insurance requirements) of all accounts payable invoices
  • Supervise the processing of manual checks
  • Interview and recruit the Accounting team
  • Responsible for, along with the Controller, providing associates with ongoing, timely, candid, and constructive feedback; developing associates to their full potential.
  • Develop performance improvement plans if an associate’s performance is not meeting expectations
  • Ability to effectively manage staff through ensuring appropriate staffing, providing formal and informal evaluations/feedback, addressing associate issues when warranted, and providing proper training and mentoring
  • Manage month-end-close process, payable process, etc
  • Organize and prioritize work activities while utilizing efficient time management skills in meeting deadlines and staying on schedule
  • Manage revenue, cost of sales, and balance sheet package

Assistant Controller Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field required; CPA preferred
  • Three years minimum related accounting and financial experience, including homebuilding experience, required
  • Advanced computer skills – Microsoft Word and Excel, including the use of Hyperion, Essbase, Smart View, and JD Edwards
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Professionally perform multiple, detail-oriented tasks with simultaneous deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills as well as supervisory skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Industry Leading Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health Care: medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
  • 401(k) with company matching contributions
  • Disability programs
  • Employee and dependent life insurance
  • Vacation, company holidays, PTO, and more

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