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Area Controller

Covanta West Palm Beach Full-Time
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Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit URL blocked - click to apply .

Information on our facilities is available at URL blocked - click to apply . For career opportunities, visit URL blocked - click to apply . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

The Area Controller, reporting to the Regional Finance Director, will lead the finance/accounting activities, planning and analysis for a group of facilities (3) in the region in accordance with the US generally accepted accounting (US GAAP) principles and internal policies and procedures as well as provide finance support to the facility managers / area asset managers.

Location: Palm Beach/Miami


Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the facility/area management in achieving business objectives
  • Own the review and ensure timely reporting of financial statements for all facilities in his/her scope in the region is in compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and SOX/internal controls
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly/quarterly financial forecasts and annual budgets are prepared with direction from the Operational/Business Leadership teams to achieve Company goals
  • Maintain and perform comparative analysis of the long term financials models for the respective facilities in the area
  • Perform operational statistical and metrics tracking, evaluate financial performance comparing actual results to plans while also making recommendations to obtain goals
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative variances explanations including risk and accounting treatment assessment
  • Identify trends, interpret/analyze financial data and prepare models to provide decision support around expense and capital projects including strategic initiatives, acquisitions, business development and compliance of contractual guarantees and penalties
  • Undertake a full range of duties relevant to leadership, management and development of team members
  • Identify opportunities and lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Special projects/ad hoc request as assigned

Position Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in finance / accounting
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • CPA or MBA or equivalent certification preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team oriented culture and with Client based sensitivities
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments meeting strict deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex finance and accounting issues in addition to frequent financial analysis and preparations
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex issues, and develop innovative solutions
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to exercise judgment to make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses in addition to being flexible with on-the-fly requests
  • Ability to interpret and adhere to contractual language
  • Attention to detail, desire to learn and adapt is a must, process-oriented
  • Strong communications, presentation and networking skills
  • Experience with Longview and PeopleSoft is preferred, or with similar product(s) is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Manage direct reports

 (Internal Code:  *LI-COV)

Recommended skills

Master Of Business Administration (Mba)
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Attention To Detail
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Covanta: A world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy 

Covanta Corporation (NYSE: CVA), is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta is a proud recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta’s 40+ Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy.

With corporate offices located in Morristown, NJ, as well as facilities in 18 US states and 2 Canadian provinces, Covanta provides several opportunities for early career and experienced professionals in technical, non-technical and business areas across North America.

Our employees are committed to health and safety, community responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. In building and maintaining our workforce, we are guided by our talent-management strategy and the overall vision and direction of the company. 

Our goal is to recruit and retain individuals interested in carrying out our commitment to excellence and fully embrace our working guidelines, which include maintaining safe working environments that foster professional development, provide a platform for innovation, and promote diversity and creativity. We encourage and reward our employees by offering competitive benefits, training, recognition, and career development opportunities. 

If you are looking to make a difference in your career as well as the communities we serve in, take the first step by visiting www.covanta.com

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