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Project Controller

Posted 7 months ago

Our client is seeking a Project Controller for a contract to hire opportunity located in Richardson, TX. 

Job Summary: The Project Controller is responsible for planning, directing, and reporting on the accounting, budgeting, and financial compliance for all assigned projects. This includes managing accounting processes and records as well as the timely and accurate production of financial reporting to closely monitor and report on the project’s overall financial health.

Essential Functions (fundamental, crucial job duties performed in a position. Include how the person is to perform them, including frequency of tasks): 

Manages all project financials including, but not limited to the following:

  • Financial reporting
  • Forecasting (work with planner/scheduler)
  • Budgeting
  • M/Y close
  • Variance analysis, including in-depth monthly actuals vs forecast review
  • Monitor, update and escalate issues with EAC
  • Compilation and submission of invoice in accordance with established SOP
  • Accounts receivable oversight and escalation
  • Ad hoc analysis into unplanned cost, margin, or revenue variances
  • Works across functional areas to collect information and establish ROMs, task orders and project pricing
  • Regularly updates financial dashboards and maintains up to date information readily available to stakeholders and decision makers
  • Builds financial modeling tools as necessary to support business objectives
  • Works closely with PM to advise on financial impact of business decisions
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the contract details to avoid breach of contract; periodically reviews contract to stay abreast or any amendments and ensure compliance
  • The candidate is knowledgeable of project-driven revenue recognition rules, including percent complete, time & material, and operations/fixed revenue recognition rules.
  • Meets regularly with PM and act as business partner
  • Ensures accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks and balances
  • Ensures that accounts payable are paid in accordance with specifications and that debt is serviced appropriately
  • In charge of project financial analysis, with emphasis on pricing decisions, and contract adherence and negotiation
  • Responsible for project cash forecasting and highlighting liquidity issues before they become critical
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary

Experience and Skills:

Competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities the person needs to do the job)

  • High proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, Look-ups, what-if analysis, index match, sum-if)
  • Highly analytical with above average attention to detail and a strong bias for quality
  • Above average communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate via written and verbal methods to various levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership and coordination of staff and resources
  • Ability to identify and evaluate complex problems, and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ability to monitor and assess the performance as well as the financial health of the project to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Ability to work effectively with various levels of the organization, including Executives and external stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills and solid working knowledge in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational, time management and documentation skills

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field, or equivalent work experience required.
  • 7 years or more of progressive accounting or project planning, controller experience required
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Previous experience in a Project Controller role, preferably in software solutions or professional services.
  • Tolling industry experience helpful but not required
  • Additional Eligibility Requirements (such as certifications or industry-specific experience)
  • CPA or CMA designation preferred


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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