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Serving the Southeastern United States since 1985, CS3, Inc. is an industry leader in the art of combining cutting edge control technologies with traditional contracting services in the Mechanical/HVAC and Controls industry. CS3, Inc. began serving the building automation marketplace in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.


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Bartlett ,  TN
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CS3, Inc Bartlett is a building automation contractor that specializes in service and energy retrofit upgrades. Our solutions help our customers reduce cost by increasing productivity of their existing staff and reducing energy cost associated with operation of their HVAC equipment. We utilize existing and new technologies to assist in our mission to serve our customers. We are looking for talented people who value honesty, integrity, and the value of completing projects. If you believe you are one of those talented people and are interested in joining our fast-growing building automation group, we encourage you to apply today!

We are currently searching for a Controller in the Bartlett area to join our growing team! The Controller manages the finance and accounting function for the assigned business unit(s) (“BU”); providing information about company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions.  This role is responsible for the BU’s monthly close process, the consolidation of financial reports for assigned entity(s) and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are met. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:​​​​​​
  • You will have responsibility for providing financial insight and analysis to support the business in managing its performance in addition to ownership over the accounting, reporting and internal control environment. Specific areas of activity and ownership include:  
    • Accounting and Reporting: 
      • Month End Close Process: responsible for running an accurate and timely close, including project review meetings, month end journal preparation/ review, account reconciliations, variance analysis and reporting 
      • Oversees all general ledger, accounts payable, billing and collection, payroll, and fixed asset activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions and compliance with internal policies.
      • Manage annual audits of applicable BU location, serving as primary contact to Corporate and external auditors
    • Operational Analysis & Reporting: Assist General Manager/Business Unit President with analysis on the business’ performance, prepare the monthly BU ops reporting deck, and provide any requested variance analysis from corporate team 
    • Budgeting/Forecasting: Lead budgeting and forecasting processes for the business, including providing all necessary supporting documentation and supplemental reporting requirements.
    • Internal Controls:
      • Review, document, implement and communicate the enforcement of correct and appropriate accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls in accordance with GAAP
      • Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in the context of a project-based business utilizing percentage of completion (POC) accounting
    • Management: Provide guidance, training and assistance for the site’s accounting personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved while supporting talent development initiatives and performance
    • Ad-hoc requirements: Supporting the business, and General Manager, with any ad-hoc reporting or request.  Such areas may include system implementation/enhancements, ad-hoc business analysis/ modelling, local tax reporting and compliance, acquisition and integration support

Required Education/Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License (preferred)
    • An MBA or other advanced degree, preferred
  • 5+ years in accounting leadership roles, including demonstrated management experience leading an accounting team
  • Public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting (POC required)
  • Experience with M&A, Due Diligence and Integration in an acquisition environment preferred; or similar demonstrated process improvement and change management experience
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
  • Proficiency in G/L, business intelligence and reporting tools preferred
  • MS Office suite proficiency required
  • Financial Management
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective stakeholder partner who will leverage an understanding of the business to provide meaningful support, 
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach,
  • Strong communicator, who embraces change and operates effectively within a decentralized reporting environment that is undergoing change.       
Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Employee understands the above job description and agrees to comply with and be subject to its conditions. Employee further agrees this job description does not alter his/her at-will employment status. Employee understands that the Company reserves the right to delegate, remove, expand or change any and all responsibilities. Employee acknowledges that he/she can fulfill the above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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