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Controller - RE Tech Advisors

Houston, TX, USA ● Minneapolis, MN, USA ● RE Tech, 10807 Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas, United States of America ● RE Tech, 1676 International Drive, McLean, Virginia, United States of America Req #1068
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
RE Tech Advisors, a Legence company

RE Tech Advisors is a growing, woman-led consulting firm of over 125 ESG professionals. We deliver results at the intersection of engineering, technology, and sustainability. RE Tech has a progressive and ambitious client base that includes numerous commercial real estate portfolios, private equity investors, federal agencies, industry associations, and manufacturing companies. By joining the RE Tech Advisors team, you will work closely with recognized industry leaders who are driving national and global sustainability initiatives providing you the opportunity to realize your own professional growth objectives in the ESG arena.  
The successful candidate has demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  • Strong construction / engineering accounting background
  • Develop relationships and communicate across all company functions
  • Properly prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • See challenges as opportunities to make improvements and develop a team
  • Be detail-oriented and deadline/results/accuracy driven
  • Have a controls and risk-based mind set while executing daily, monthly, quarterly tasks
  • Policies & Controls - Ensure that efficient policies and procedures and the proper internal controls are in place
  • Financial Reporting - Responsible for month-end close process and coordinate the closing of the division’s accounting books. Report financial results in conformity with GAAP together with financial and accounting policies established by Corporate Accounting
  • Percentage of Completion Accounting - Develop and maintain effective Percentage of Completion forecast capability. Assess adequacy of resource deployment commensurate with known project schedules and workload. Ensure adequate cost accumulation on each project. Oversee the construction project accounting process from start to finish. Prepares and analyzes month-end reporting (WIP report, over/under, gross margin, revenue recognition, and revenue projection, a shift of work and variances to plan, forecast adjustments, earnings fade/gain, preconstruction costs)
  • Project Forecasting - Work closely with the project managers to ensure accurate data on jobs and cost accounting
  • Audit - Partner with external auditors to support annual audit procedures. Ensure timely communication and provide accurate documentation, including “Prepared by Client” deliverables.
  • Transaction Processing - Manage/Supervise AR, AP, Job Costing, General Ledger, Contracts Management and Purchasing
  • Monthly Performance Review - Maintain KPI dashboards and steer monthly analytical process to assess operational and financial performance, including labor efficiency and productivity, margin scalability, and cash conversion. Review expense projections and provide recommendations regarding cost reduction as well as opportunities to redeploy resources across projects and departments. Assess risks and opportunities spanning revenue growth, margin expansion and cash conversion.
  • Team Management - Supervise staff of 2-4 people
  • Financial Planning & Analysis - Support annual planning cycle, including preparation and consolidation of budget requests across businesses, analytics, management review and Board presentations.
  • Lead various operational and financial analyses and prepared other ad hoc operational and financial reports as requested
  • ERP and System Deployment - Aid in the implementation of new ERP and additional software tools to modernize and scale the business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • 7+ years’ experience progressive accounting experience. Construction industry experience preferred, CCIFP certification ideal.
  • Certified Public Accountant required
  • Well-developed financial analysis capabilities to support reporting and Company objectives.
  • Great analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong time management, organizational skills and adaptable and capable of working in fast-paced environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines; ability to adapt to change. Responsive and action-oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability.
  • Problem solver with excellent follow-up and customer service skills.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills including the ability to develop relationships.
  • Demonstrated success developing teams using strong leadership and talent development strategies.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel. Experience with Sage 300 CRE ideal. IFS or OneStream a plus.
  • Positive attitude, good judgment and strong sense of responsibility and ownership.
  • Impeccable work ethics, slow to judge, objective and candid with desire to drive for transparency.
Accountable and willing to make personal commitments to drive the transformation of the Finance function. Follow through on commitments, drive for closure and deliver sustainable results.

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
  • Maternity and parental leave
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty
  • Volunteer time off
  • Flexible/hybrid work schedule
  • Annual professional development fund 
  • Voting leave
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
  • One-time home office bonus
Office perks
  • Snacks, coffee and Bevi drink machine
  • Regular social activities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free on-site gym (Tysons Corner, Virginia office)
  • Dog friendly office (Dallas, Texas office)
  • Metro accessible office (Tysons Corner, Virginia office, Silver Line)
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • RE Tech, 10807 Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
  • RE Tech, 1676 International Drive, McLean, Virginia, United States of America