Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Posted: 04/17/2024 Job Number: NOCOUVCONT

Job Description

Location: Belle Chasse, LA 

Position: Controller


The controller is responsible for managing all aspects of the general accounting function. Oversees the timely completion of ledger accounts and financial statements. Evaluates and suggests appropriate improvements to internal processes, ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization. Responsible for protecting assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting internal audits. A controller must posses solid communication, technology, analytical, and leadership skills. Candidates should possess knowledge of all aspects of GAAP and should have a background in both accounts receivable and accounts payable. 


  1. Summary of Essential Job Functions:

    1. Recordkeeping: Implement, modify, and document recordkeeping, making use of online computer technology, and identifying the need to implement other technology if needed.
    2. Forms and Manuals: Prepare and update forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and direct their work activities.
    3. Leadership: Coach and teach the accounting department as needed. Provide direct oversight of and annual review of accounting personnel.
    4. General Ledger: Review data entries for accuracy. Review and maintain the general ledger classifications. Propose reclassification.
    5. Team Collaboration: Coordinate and communicate regularly with all departments of the organization to ensure proper recording of transactions, including accounting, HR/payroll, and operations. Work collaboratively with other organization professionals to achieve organizational goals. Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
    6. Month-End Closing: Ensure checklist of month-end closing procedures is met on schedule, including timely bank reconciliation, oversight of accounting personnel, review proper classification of expenses, identify overhead reclassifications, prepare month-end job cost accruals, and balance sheet reconciliations.
    7. Job Schedules: Prepare monthly contracts-in-process and completed contracts schedules. Review for accuracy.
    8. Financial Statements: Prepare monthly financial statements. Prepare consolidated financial statements on a quarterly basis.
    9. Budget: Manage company-wide budgets and advise department heads on areas to improve.
    10. Accounting Systems: Assist with the transition from QuickBooks to Viewpoint ERP System.
    11. Relations: Ensure that relationships with customers and vendors are in good standing.
    12. Ad-Hoc Reporting: Prepare other reports as requested, including but not limited to Overhead Burden, Cash Flow, Asset Cost Analysis.
    13. Other ad-hoc duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (preferred MBA, CPA, CGMA, and/or CMA certifications)
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience as a Controller (preferred experience within the maritime/construction industries).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant maritime regulations and industry standards (preferred).
  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.



Additional Information

Working Environment:

The Controller will work in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to grasp, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, walk; lift push or pull objects up to 20 lbs. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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