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Sr. Project Controls Analyst - Construction at Vaco Financial

Sr. Project Controls Analyst - Construction

Vaco Financial Santa Ana, CA (On Site) Full-Time
$100,000 - $135,000/Year
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  • Build relationships through the Accounting, Operations, and Business Technology teams.
  • Develop a deep understanding of current systems, processes, and needs.
  • Focus on wholistic process improvements with foresight of expanded growth.
  • Leverage technology and critical thinking to provide solutions for data gaps and inefficiencies.
  • Deliver projects with high quality, thorough documentation, and targeted training.
  • Work closely with Leadership to accomplish and prioritize requests.
  • Identify problems and opportunities from financial data.
  • Organize, analyze, and draw insights from financial data.
  • Perform complex financial and operational analysis to support short term and long-term range strategic plans and operating budgets.
  • Evaluate data, prepare forecasts, analyze trends, and present results to supervisor.
  • Develop and manage finance process targets (key performance indicators/metrics) and provide regular target performance updates and analysis
  • Identify new developments in the field of finance planning and control
  • Carry out financial analysis at multiple complexity levels
  • Follow cost analysis process by enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques.
  • Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools and dashboards in various systems
  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools
  • Assist in market research, data mining, business intelligence
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of audits as requested
  • Monitor cash inflows and outflows on projects and report cash flow issues to operations.
  • Prepare assigned duties for joint venture projects (including preparation of financials).
  • Deliver business-specific insights and feedback to help develop and improve financial performance
  • Cultivate strong relationships with internal leadership and project teams
  • Complete other responsibilities as assignments
Minimum Skills or Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum 5 years accounting or analytical roles within construction organizations (10 years for non-construction experience).
  • Experience with ERP systems (CMiC preferred).
  • Proven analytical skills in construction accounting.
  • Ability to quickly learn objectives and operations throughout the organization.
  • Willingness to learn new systems and pursue continued development.
  • Deep understanding of the employee timekeeping and payroll process and associated compliance requirements
  • Proven experience in a quantitatively-heavy role
  • Experience diagnosing financial issues and implementing solutions
  • Track record of cross-functional collaboration, putting ideas into practice, and assessing results
  • Desired knowledge of the basics of the construction business - industry trends, current practices, and common processes as it pertains to risk, safety, accounting, and operations
  • Knowledgeable of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, etc. which govern accounting policies and practices (compliance requirements)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good understanding of financial management procedures and principles
  • Proficient in use of computer spreadsheet software and related applications
  • Ability to organize work and handle multiple projects, and direct and supervise work of other employees
  • Experience with online integrated accounting systems, data management tools and business software applications
  • Effective written and verbal English communication skills, including professional telephone manner
  • Reliability, dependability and flexibility

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