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Controller, US Operations

Company: Valard Construction LP
Location: Henderson
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Valard, is Canada's premier utility contractor, as well as head of the Valard Group of Companies AND part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America. Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy.

Reporting relationship

This role will work closely supporting the Operations, Finance, and Executive teams on major projects across Valard.

The Opportunity

The Project Controller will lead the cost control, project accounting and operational finance function on major project(s) as designated. Valard has an extensive backlog of upcoming high profile major projects. You will be a key member of the team that successfully executes this challenging and extensive backlog. This is a high profile, high visibility position where senior leadership from both Quanta Services and Valard will rely on this individual for accurate and timely project accounting and reporting for the duration of the project(s).


Responsibilities for this role include the following:
Monitor project accounting systems to ensure proper reporting, security and control.
Oversee and identify project variances and report to management recommended actions, i.e.: margin adjustments, change order requests, claims development.
Maintain current and forecasted cash flow data compared to how the project was bid.
Coordinate the preparation of all customer invoices per contract requirements and develop a good working relationship with your customer counterpart so you can ensure payments are made timely.
Maintain change order and claims log and follow up regularly on the status.
Prepare a detailed project forecast based on the WBS using a crew based approach in alignment with an earned value/CPI based approach.
Prepare a monthly reporting package which details key financial KPI's, risks and opportunities to the current forecast, cash flow projections, etc.
Support Project Director/Project manager in project financial management and divisional reporting.
Liaison with insurance to make sure all project insurance is in place.
Manage with treasury if applicable that all parent guarantees, performance bonds and L/C's are in place when required and cancelled or reduced as the project progresses and/or finishes.
Special projects as required.

First year success
Continued development and implementation of policies and processes. Build a plan to ensure world class mega-project accounting principles are in place.


Education / Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (Finance or Accounting)
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Construction Management may be considered
CPA Designation is required

Skills, Knowledge, And Experience
Minimum 5 years of direct experience leading the project accounting for large complex construction/EPC projects.
Proven large project construction/EPC financial management experience including budgeting, forecasting, change management, reporting & analysis, cash flow development, revenue recognition and detailed WIP analysis
Strong project accounting experience including percentage of completion accounting.
Successful track record of operating in a multifunctional environment collaborating with project delivery functions (engineering, constructions, operations, supply chain management, etc.) to understand, analyse and document project scope and cost projections.
Experience with tracking labour productivity and commodity reporting
Experience in tracking daily and weekly physical progress and earned value calculations. Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly Excel as well as an aptitude for learning other specialized financial/project software packages.
Able to assess, interpret and apply government, industry and company standards and specifications as required.
Good working knowledge of contracts administration.
Experience with working with subcontractors which may be intercompany or third party providers.
Knowledge and experience utilizing JD Edwards considered an asset

Leadership competencies
Achiever: Gets things done by setting clear expectations, promoting high levels of accountability, monitoring performance, and getting directly involved when needed to achieve desired business results; uses business and financial acumen to create value and drive profitability.
Evaluator: Makes timely decisions and applies sound judgment to assess risks, evaluate alternatives and select the best course of action; uses a combination of analytical thinking, and experience to address complex or ambiguous issues.
Relater: Purposefully builds positive working relationships internally at all levels as well as alliances and partnerships externally by fostering trust, collaboration and teamwork; demonstrates sensitivity and openness to others' views; uses EQ to adapt interpersonal style to relate well to others.

Personal characteristics
Confident communicator at all levels internally and externally with the ability to articulate different points of view.
Strong attention to detail.
Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently as well.
Strong work ethic.
Highly organized with the ability to manage competing priorities and tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Level headed with the ability to deal with challenging, high stress situations.
Ability and interest in working at project job offices which will be located at or near the construction site.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.



Valard Construction LP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Please forward resume and cover letter in confidence through the posting on this page: https://valard-construction-lp.workable.com/

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Keywords: Valard Construction LP, Henderson , Controller, US Operations, Accounting, Auditing , Henderson, Nevada

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