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Wold Architects & Engineers Controller in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wold Architects and Engineers, a dynamic, growth-oriented architectural and engineering firm with headquarters in downtown St. Paul, seeks a highly motivated, professional, and dependable Controller to become a part of our finance team. Candidates must be detail oriented, team players, well organized, and possess a positive attitude. Watch Why Work at Wold to learn more about what makes us a great place to work. As a member of the finance team you will contribute to the accuracy of our financials, budgets and overall company goals. This position is ideal for someone looking to grow their career in Accounting/Business and be a part of a company that positively impacts communities through building design. Duties/Responsibilities: The Controller will be responsible for ensuring effective cost management of the company's financial resources. The ideal candidate will help in the implementation of the financial policies and procedures while ensuring that they are in line with the company's objectives and goals. Analyze financial statements to determine possible improvements and develop strategies to optimize cost-effectiveness Conduct periodic checks of financial documents and assist in the preparation of the annual budget. Collaborate with department heads Business Unit Leaders to identify cost-saving opportunities and recommend measures to reduce expenses. Prepare and present financial reports to management to aid decision-making processes Monitor and balance cash flows to meet business obligations and optimize investment. Maintain internal safeguards for revenue receipts, costs, and team and organizational budgets and actual expenditures Establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets and reporting standards Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflows Oversee and support accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust, productivity and mentorship Develop and guide financial strategy, including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting, by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape Reporting Issue timely and complete financial statements Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management Provide financial analyses for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations Compliance Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings Opportunities for Growth: You will work closely with top management on a daily basis Have the ability to learn about other areas of business Daily mentorship Ability to take on increased responsibility to continue to develop in your career Education and Experience: Bachelor s or Master s degree in Accounting or Finance At least 8 years of increasingly responsible experience in Accounting; related business school or college courses may be substituted for up to one year of experience. Microsoft Suite experience with expertise in excel spreadsheets Ability to learn and utilize new technology High level of confidentiality of sensitive information Must be extremely accurate and have a highly developed orientation to detail Customer service mindset Ability to work in a team environment as well as individually Excellent communication and interpersonal skills