In Murray’s current structure, the Controller is the manager of all financial operations within the company and reports to the President. The Controller may hire, direct, and receive report from positions including, but not limited to Senior Accountant, Accounting Clerks, Staff Accountant sand Administrative personnel assigned to financial-related business.  The Controller position requires a solid, experienced, financial leader who is above-reproach, has excellent personnel management skills, can effectively set and manage department policy, and is committed to helping achieve the business plan of the Company.  A consistent strong desire to continually build new, and improve existing, accounting processes of an expanding company is expected.  Required skills include proven personnel management, ability to meet operational deadlines, excellent time management, leadership, attention to detail, efficiency, experience, and knowledge in construction-related percentage-of-completion method job cost accounting, knowledge and aptitude related to fundamental and general accounting principles, and the desire to be promoted upon growth and expansion of the Company.  The position requires either experience in, or openness and ability to train and use, cutting-edge technology, software, processes, and procedures that produce accurate, efficient results.  The Controller is a management position that has the ability to hire staff, protect information, ensure streamlined processes across departments, and achieve the business plan of the company.  The Controller will work closely with the President and other leadership to manage the business of the company.  

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS, including but not limited to

Department Management, Personnel Management, and Training

o   Responsible for overseeing company financial and human resources operations including, but not limited to accounting, treasury and cash management, financial analysis, banking, benefits, insurance/bonding, and human resources.

o   Assign and oversee day-to-day responsibilities for financial operations personnel.

o   Actively develop and manage implementation of accounting training

o   Use experience, leadership skills, and knowledge of fundamental accounting processes to actively lead and manage the accounting staff, in word and example.

o   Develop, document, and maintain financial policies and procedures

o   Engage in leadership and management techniques that are above reproach, both internally and externally.

o   Identify and appropriately mitigate risk associated with the financial related business of the company.

o   Ensure the flow of financial information and completion of financial/accounting processes internally and externally is maintained timely and accurately.

o   Communicate and stay abreast of the latest tax, financial reporting, payroll, and other financial-related information and techniques that affect(s) company processes, policies, and procedures.

o   Build effective relationships with customers, consultants, vendors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company vision, mission, and core values and exceeds the customer's expectations.

o   Analyze operations, assets, and processes and make recommendations on new strategies to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability


o   Analyze industry trends, peer data, and other information to make financial recommendations and decisions

Banking, Cash, and Investment Accounts

o   Oversee relationship with the Company’s banking contacts along with the President

o   Oversee all aspects of cash accounts, line of credit accounts, debt accounts (if applicable) and other company accounts.  Oversee deposits and operating account management.

Asset Management

o   Oversee the accounting of company assets

o   Analyze assets and operations to proactively make recommendations on new strategies to improve profitability

Accounting and Payroll

Develop/maintain sound process for and oversee the timely and accurate management of accounting and payroll, including but not limited to:

§ General Ledger and Chart of Accounts

§ Job cost accounting

§ Accounts Payable

§ Accounts Receivable, including collections

§ Credit Accounts

§ Expense Management

§ Payroll

Project Accounting Support

o   Oversee Financial Operations’ service to construction operations, including involvement with project setup/closeout, software integration, maintaining project logs, project accounting data entry, check requests, customer/vendor tax and insurance management, and material invoice transmittals.

Financial Budgeting and Reporting

o   Prepare internal monthly financial statements, with related reports and budgets in accordance with established procedures.

CPA Consultation

o   Coordinate with outside CPA consultant for periodic reviewed or audited financial statements and tax related work.

o   Work with CPA firm to complete general contractor license renewals in multiple states.

Human Resources

o   With President and consultant’s assistance, oversee human resources and benefits management

o   Work directly on sensitive and confidential matters as it relates to human resources, internal employee relations and payroll

o   Maintain filing system for employee personnel files and be gatekeeper for the files

o   Insurance and Bonding

o   Work with company President to manage corporate insurance and bonding relationships.

o   Work with Construction Services Department to manage general liability, workers compensation, and builders risk insurance policies/procedures.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other equivalent four-year college graduate program.

Possess (5-7) years post-graduate employed experience with an organization in an accounting or finance capacity.  

At least five (5) years of service directly employed with, or directly managing the professional accounting relationship of, one or more commercial general contracting organizations with accrual based, job cost, percentage of completion accounting methods is preferred. At least five (5) years post-graduate employed experience in accounting for finance capacity with an organization that does not primarily provide accounting services is preferred.


This is a leadership position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have the vision to further develop the department appropriately. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit requiring the ability to be self-motivated.

Ability to work the hours required to carryout the role.

Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.

Ability to recruit, hire, manage, and be promoted as the Company grows.

Ability to work in a team environment and fit in with company culture and processes.

Strong organizational and inter personal skills.

Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.

Good business sense with willingness to learn, adapt, and expand into new responsibilities.


CPAand/or MBA or master’s level graduate degree a plus


Must be proficient incomputer software programs used for construction accounting with particularemphasis on Sage 300 accounting, estimating, and project management software.

Possessstrong computer knowledge and typing skills. Proficiency with all MicrosoftOffice products, especially Excel, but including Word, Access, and PowerPoint.


Requiresgeneral knowledge of accounting principles (US GAAP) and general ledgeraccounting.