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Director of Accounting 

Category Accounting/Finance  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Broomfield - Peak  
Req Number ACC-21-00009  
About the Organization Peak Utility Services Group is an integrated group of engineering and construction companies serving the Electric, Natural Gas and Telecommunications industry. We provide a full suite of engineering, construction, operations and maintenance services including repair, replacement, maintenance, and installation of natural gas, telecommunications, and electric infrastructure through five operating subsidiaries: Track Utilities, SiteWise, Kelly Cable, Riley Brothers and Superior Pipeline Services.  

General Summary

The Director of Accounting reports directly to the Peak CFO and is responsible for reviewing and ensure the financial integrity of the Peak Operating Company financial processes, financial reporting, and compliance with the Parent Company's policies and procedures, and conformity to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This individual will develop a close working relationship with the business unit controllers and their department personnel in reporting and explaining the Business Unit financial results, develop pricing, working to improve operations efficiency, and adherence to regulatory compliance. The Director of Accounting will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient, timely and accurate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The position will work closely with the finance and operation teams to strive for continuous financial and operational improvement.

  • Assist in the review, design and documentation of accounting policies, procedures, practices, and to maintain and enforce technical compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Auditing and monitoring compliance to internal policies and procedures, GAAP procedures, internal controls as well as applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of the business unit operations, calculating and issuing financial and operating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Calculate variances from the budget and prior year, working with operations on reporting explanations that address the 'why' to management.
  • Work to develop a culture that stresses ethics, integrity, and thoughtful governance within the business unit.
  • Assist in the field work for the annual audit process with the Company's independent auditors.
  • Oversee business unit compliance (in conjunction with the Corporate Controller) with all local, state and federal regulatory issues related to payroll taxes, property taxes, sales tax and income taxes. Provide additional support for systems and IT related issues to both the holding company and business units as is necessary.
  • Direct leadership of Peak accounting staff and liaison to Operating Company accounting teams.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • This position is very hands, requiring a high degree of engagement and attention to detail.
  • Collaborative team-oriented approach.
  • Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong system, database, spreadsheet design and data analysis skills.
  • Strong, effective leader capable of driving change and forging strong inter-departmental relationships.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of state financial and tax regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data.
  • Travel required (<35%).

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance, MBA is preferred.
  • CPA required, with strong demonstrated public accounting experience.
  • Four or more years of audit experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in a financial leadership role.
  • Strong background in ERP systems (Vista preferred) and data extraction from databases.
Position Requirements

Experience:• Ten (10+) plus years in a mid to senior level finance or accounting position is required• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted on a year to year basisAdditional Requirements/Licenses/Certifications:• Candidates must pass Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check and pass a pre-employment drug screen• CPA preferred

Open Date 6/30/2021  
Close Date  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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