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Category Accounting/Finance  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Fort Worth - TX  
Req Number ACC-21-00015  
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.  

Job Description

Job Title: Business Unit Controller

Reports to: Business Unit President

Department: Finance/Accounting


Company Information:

Peak Utility Services Group and SPS

General Summary

The Business Unit Controller reports directly to the Business Unit President with a strong dotted line to Peak USG CFO, and is responsible for the Business Unit 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 management in reporting and explaining the Business Unit financial results, develop pricing, working to improve operations efficiency, and adherence to regulatory compliance. The Business Unit Controller 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. This position will assist in the development of key performance indicators and data analysis of business unit performance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the monthly financial close process to include preparation of month end financial statements including balance sheet, income statements (consolidated and departmental), statement of cash flows, variance analysis and MD&A.
  • Reporting on results of operations that includes the preparation of timely, accurate, informative and detailed monthly business unit financial statements.
  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis, in addition to overseeing the daily financial operations of the Business Unit and supervision of the finance/accounting staff.
  • The position will work closely with the finance and operation teams to strive for continuous financial and operational improvement.
  • Assist in the design and documentation of internal accounting policies and procedures, and to maintain and enforce technical compliance to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Auditing and monitoring compliance to internal policies and 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.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital expenditures, pricing decisions, and contract bids and negotiations.
  • 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.

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).
  • Prior experience implementing and managing a robust WIP process strongly preferred.
  • 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 and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Some travel required

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance, MBA is preferred.
  • CPA required, with strong demonstrated public accounting experience.
  • Three or more years of construction industry related experience strongly preferred.
  • Five or more years of experience in a controller or assistant controller position.
  • Strategic planning and implementation experience.
  • Strong background in ERP systems (Vista preferred) and data extraction from databases.
  • Prior experience with ERP systems implementation preferred.


Position Requirements  
Open Date 10/27/2021  
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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