Toscano Clements Taylor
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

TCT Cost is an independent, certified woman-owned cost estimating and cost management firm serving a broad range of clients and markets, from federal, state and local agencies to commercial developers. Working for some of the country's most prominent architects, engineers and owners, TCT works on a large volume of projects annually. Established in 2007, TCT has grown into a boutique firm of 30 people.

We are adding the role of Controller to the firm. This person will help us execute our next 5 year growth strategy. We are seeking a controller who has the technical training and accuracy needed for the role, but who also possess a strong business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit.

This position is perfect for someone looking to have an integral role in the future growth of the company. Having a seat at the table, you will work closely with a dynamic leadership team as well as operations, technical and marketing departments. We will be looking to you to establish best practices for the accounting department and create a department that supports our short-term needs and long-term growth. You will find a caring company culture that values teamwork, hard work, and a great attitude. A sense of humor will go a long way.


Reports to: Executive Team

Position Summary:

As the Controller you will develop and manage the firm's accounting best practices according to Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP). Provide leadership and guidance to the accounting department, overseeing the day-to-day Accounting and HR functions. Develop the accounting processes and monthly schedule for accuracy and efficiency. Produce thorough financial-status reports for senior management to help improve our operational efficiency and aid in our continued growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements including FAR.
  • Process and maintain the requirements of all plan 401k, Safe Harbor, Defined Benefit contributions, loans, and vendor contracts.
  • Collaborate with the firm's CPA and executive team on year-end closing. Maintain and process estimated quarterly tax payments (federal, state and local).
  • Establish financial and operating benchmarks, annual budgets, KPIs, (Overhead and Utilization Rates, Project Profitability) other financial monitoring and monthly reporting.
  • Develop and monitor internal controls for the receipt of revenue and expenses, organizational budgets vs. actual expenditures and overhead rates. Report all variances in monthly senior management meeting.
  • Conduct annual Inventory of all assets for proper recording. Develop a workflow to monitor and reconcile the firm's fixed assets and schedules of depreciation.
  • Conduct Month End and Year Closing:¬†Reconciliation General Ledger and Sub Ledger accounts. Identify and resolve all discrepancies.
  • Prepare Internal Financial Statements, Analysis and updated Budget to Actual reporting for Senior Management.
  • Establish and maintain Financial and Project reporting standards on a bi-weekly, monthly, and annual basis.
  • Oversee and support accounting team providing leadership that creates an environment of productivity and accuracy for daily and monthly Accounting and HR transactional activities.
  • Develop and maintain annual review of HR policies and procedures. Evaluate and monitor all HR regulations for compliance.
  • Maintain the current Accounting, HR and Payroll systems for accurate processing of accounting transactions, new hire, payroll.
  • Collaborate with the firm's Contract Manager to ensure best pricing and monitor contract performance.
  • Coordinate with the Billing Specialist and Project manager to ensure project billing and client invoice accuracy.
  • Implement and manage consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflows.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven AEC industry experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior role.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 7+ years proven accounting experience
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis and reporting
  • Proven payroll and HR experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting
  • Deltek Ajera, Bamboo and Paychex experience (preferred)

Work Location

New York, with occasional travel

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