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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for an experienced Controller to join the corporate office in central Phoenix.  The Controller is responsible for all areas relating to general ledger (G/L), month-end close, and financial reporting. This position will be responsible for maintaining adherence to GAAP accounting principles and ensuring accurate and timely delivery of financial statements. The Controller also supervises the A/P team. In addition, this position is accountable for managing the department to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. Furthermore, this position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including banking relationships, year-end audit preparation and support of budget and forecast activities. The Controller reports to the Accounting/Finance Principal.


What you will accomplish

  • The primary responsibilities are:
  • Prepares, manages and reviews all journal entries prior to release of monthly financials
  • Prepares income statement, balance sheet and other financial reports monthly / quarterly
  • Analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses
  • Develops and recommends value-pricing strategies for proposals and project budgets
  • Functions as resident expert for all accounting and finance systems
  • Instructs personnel in the operation of the company’s accounting system, Deltek Vision
  • Directs the work activities of A/P, FP&A, and G/L teams and conducts regular performance appraisals
  • Assists in the development and execution of accounting policies, procedures and directives to ensure the smooth operation of all accounting activities
  • Works with operations management to identify accounting needs including report generation, data analyses
  • Facilitates audits, both internal and external
  • Experience & Qualification for success:
  • 5-10 years related accounting experience
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to bring groups together to solve problems as a cohesive team
  • Self-directed and self-motivated
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Owns the month-end close process
  • Expertise with financial analysis and reporting
  • Expert at Excel, Access, and other Microsoft applications

Experience and qualifications for success

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required; a CPA strongly is preferred.
  • 5-10 years related accounting experience
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven success with your interpersonal skills that bring groups together to solve problems as a cohesive team.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP is essential
  • Expertise with financial analysis and reporting
  • You will need to be proficient Excel, Access, and other Microsoft applications
  • Previous experience with Deltek Vision or similar system, is a plus


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 


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