Wight & Company, rated by the Chicago Tribune as a ‘Chicago Top Workplace’, is an award winning Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management firm. We have an exciting opportunity at our Darien office! We seek an Accounting Controller to join our dynamic staff!
This position is responsible for performing internal audits and reconciliations upon the financial statements of multiple departments within an A/E/C firm. Also, a key component of this position is the responsibility of training accounting staff and project management teams in best accounting practices utilizing the technologies available within the firm.
Analyze and review revenue and costs of projects on a monthly basis working with project managers and project accountants.
Perform reconciliations between accounting software and supporting documentation.
Mentor accounting staff
Maintain and upgrade all financial systems software including conversion to a new system from Deltek FMS to CMiC.
Partner with the CFO, managers and accounting staff to utilize technology to automate manual accounting tasks and improve processes efficiency.
Arrange/provide training for all accounting staff, management and others who use the accounting systems.
Bachelor's degree in Accountancy required.
Knowledge of CMiC Accounting Software preferred.
5+ years accounting experience in auditing or internal accounting required.
Preference to candidates with experience at a Professional service firm, Construction Management firm and/or an Architectural/Engineering firm.
Previous experience implementing, maintaining and enhancing financial systems is preferred.
At Wight & Company, we believe in the power that exceptionally designed and built spaces have to enhance people’s lives, whether those spaces are where they live, learn, work, or play. That’s why we pioneered integrated Design & Delivery, a model that brings architecture, engineering, and construction under one roof to streamline the complex process of bringing buildings and spaces to life. For mo...re than 75 years, our staff of specialists—which today includes 60 LEED® Accredited Professionals—has blended exceptional design with sustainable planning and construction principles to create vibrant, healthy, high-performing environments. We were the first company to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute (SPI), and the architect of more than 80 LEED certified or registered projects. Although our work is widespread, our hometown roots are deep. Some of our most notable local achievements include master planning for the village of Oak Brook in the 1950s, restoration of the magnificent Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, and design of the $89 million renovation of New Trier High School. For more information about us, visit www.wightco.com.