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Company: Preston Companies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

ControllerPreston Companies Inc. Milpitas, CA

For over 30 years, Preston Companies has been delivering excellence as an Underground Engineering Contractor in California. Since then, we have branched out and included additional services such as wet/dry underground and soil management and transportation. We complete 150 to 200 projects annually for Owner/Developers, Contractors, and Municipalities.New employees enter a dynamic and fulfilling work environment at PPI-- one that has kept its small-business atmosphere, even as it continues to expand and grow. Our accounting department works closely with our operations teams to successfully manage both private and public work projects spanning primarily the Northern California Greater Bay Area and Central Valley geographic regions.
Preston Companies is seeking a seasoned Construction Controller. This position directs and oversees an accounting team which manages all construction payroll, payable and billing/receivable functions. Our main headquarters is located in Milpitas California. We have two central valley offices as well as several large on site project locations.
Reporting to the CFO, the Controller works closely with the management team providing reporting and analysis of results versus budget at the overall company level, department level and project level. We seek an individual who is at ease and experienced with job costing, overhead allocation, work-in-progress schedule preparation and analysis, and who is a great team player with strong people and leadership skills.
Key responsibilities:

Managing all general ledger and subsidiary transactional reporting and integrity including, but not limited to, AR, AP, Job Cost and Equipment Cost
Oversee the operations and proficiencies of the Accounting team necessary to achieve its goals and objectives
Oversee and improve the accounting operations of PPI especially through control systems, efficient transaction processing and adherence to company policies and procedures.
Ensure that accounts receivables are collected promptly.
Oversee and ensure payroll is processed weekly in a timely manner
Oversee/manage cash flow forecasts, monthly bank reconciliations, and satisfactory handling of all payable obligations/discounts
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system via Timberline & Timberscan
Ensure monthly financial statements including balance sheets and profit and loss statements are completed within timeframes
Analyze monthly results versus budget and investigate significant variances. Suggest corrective actions as appropriate
Work closely with the external auditors to provide necessary data for the completion of the annual financial statement audit
Monitor debt schedules and proper classifications.
Oversee/monitor compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings including but not limited to payroll tax, sales tax, use tax, business fees etc.
Establish and monitor processes to record, verify and report the value of PPIs assets, liabilities, debts and expenses.
Work with Executive team to create, monitor and test policies and guidelines to keep PPI and its affiliates in compliance with all government regulatory agencies.
Familiarity with union laws and regulations


Degree in business (emphasis in accounting preferred) required with MBA and/or CPA highly desired
Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in construction trade industry accounting departments
Experience with Sage Timberline accounting software a plus
Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to work with Senior Management to ensure financial directives are followed
Experience managing small to medium sized teams of
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced work environment
A quick learner, deadline driven, with a can do attitude are essential traits for our successful candidate.

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Keywords: Preston Companies, Milpitas , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Milpitas, California

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