Project Controller Job Description

Project Controller Job Description

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Project controller provides management oversight and direction for the Company’s Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Fixed Asset and Tax activities.

Project Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review, analyze, and process Timberline invoices / AIA requisitions and evaluate potential sales and use tax liability
Complex Deals – reviews for order acceptance/compliance— analyzes deal as sold to understand project set-up to ensure accurate revenue and cost recognition
Acts as point of escalation and collaborates with other business functions to drive resolution of operational issues of high complexity, in support of the customer/partner requirements
Ensures commercial, legal & HP policy & procedures compliance and internal approvals
Oversees Records Retention
Ensures proper subcontract purchase requisition implementation and on-going invoicing and costs are monitored
Proactively communicates operational process changes to customer/partners and internal clients
Oversees on-going project administration to closure
Support business counterparts Sales & Marketing to have appropriate pricing, engineering KPI (cycle time, OEE )
Verify and track Certificates of Insurance for all contractors and subcontractors for all construction/capital projects before work commences and verify that certificates remain effective while project is active

Project Controller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Project Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, PMI, MBA, CIMA, ACCA, PMP, AACE, CMA, SPM, SAP

Education for Project Controller

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Employers hiring for the project controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Business, Economics, Business/Administration, Technical, Education, Project Management, Business/Management

Skills for Project Controller

Desired skills for project controller include:

SAP
Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Payroll
Tax
Excel
How to recognize and evaluate risks
Losses and their cost impact
Hazards
How to assess the relationship between cost and schedule data

Desired experience for project controller includes:

Strong ability to collaborate and network with other groups and functions to reach business objectives, in support of customer/partner requirements
Strong policy, procedure, and compliance mindset, coupled with proactive internal & external customer focus
Knowledge of financial pricing work tools strongly desired
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or related disciplines preferred
Bachelor degree above with major in Accounting, economy and finance related
5+ years working experience in Accounting and Financial analysis, with project based experience is preferred

Project Controller Examples

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Project Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of project controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project controller
  • Ensure lien waivers are received from contractors and subcontractors for all capital project payments
  • Review and reconcile data in the Timberline job cost system to the PeopleSoft general ledger and make required journal entries ensuring accuracy and adherence to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Track performance of construction projects analyzing and reporting on budget versus actual performance with analysis and research into significant budget variances
  • Provide reporting to Senior Management various departments impacted by the construction/capital projects
  • Lead the close-out process to move completed projects out of CIP and place into service
  • Manage the annual capital budgeting process for all business segments
  • Primary point of contact for US Regulatory related program expenditures
  • Formalize framework to enable transparency across current, planned and forecasted spend of $200mm plus program
  • Establish process for granular traceability from aggregate project spends to discrete deliverables
  • Challenge, review and analysis of major program expenditures and contingencies, across divisions, for purposes of detailed reporting to executive summary
Qualifications for project controller
  • Financial professional with solid accounting background (bachelor or similar)
  • Above three years' working experience
  • Bachelor's degree, ACCA or CPA will be a plus
  • Major in Financial Accounting or Industry Engineering is preferred
  • Automotive industry background is preferred
  • Proficient in written and oral English, Integrity, logical thinking, communication skills, pressure management skills, moderate knowledge in electronics and mechanical engineering, acute economic sense
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Project Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a project controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for project controller
  • Liaise directly with stakeholders to formalize process of updating & maintaining accurate project spend and headcount forecasts
  • Track existing expenditures against project approvals (PARs), including variance analysis and what-if scenarios given shift in prioritization and/or timelines
  • Deliver project management program/plan and Project Execution Plan encompassing all the details of the project to team members
  • Develop project goals and strategies to achieve project roles
  • Develop a manning plan specifying resources, hours, budgets, costs to complete the extension of the Special Economic Zone
  • Regularly evaluate project progress
  • Adopt improved technologies, strategies and tools within project management where applicable to improve project performance
  • Evaluate performance of the project managers and interface managers
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the technical aspects so that project is delivered on time and on budget
  • Ensure the deliverables of the project management team
Qualifications for project controller
  • 3+ years’ experience in complex contract administration, process compliance, order acceptance, legal administration, financial analysis or reporting, or related disciplines
  • 3+ years supporting large, complex accounts
  • 3+ years’ experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Project Controls environment in a EPCM team
  • Additional 2 years of experience in a leadership position overseeing project controls and other personnel on major projects or programmes in a EPCM team
  • Minimum 7 years of experience on asset delivery, design-build, EPCM, and EPC
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Project Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of project controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for project controller
  • System expert on project controls systems (Hard Dollar, Tableau, Access, SAP, Ops Management .)
  • Can be involved in the commercial/tender phase of a project to support all specific financial
  • Collecting, understanding, and communicating financial and schedule data
  • Cost planning, budgeting, and estimating
  • Subcontract initiation and management (including funding and invoice review)
  • Funding, cost, and status tracking and reporting
  • Supporting risk identification and management
  • Setting up projects and budgets and monitoring performance in the financial management systems
  • Preparation of operating expenditure analysis at portfolio and divisional level, drawing areas of concern to the attention of the Divisional Accountant
  • Petty cash, bank and balance sheet reconciliations relating to overseas entities
Qualifications for project controller
  • Microsoft office suite of software including Access
  • Primavera P6 software, Microsoft Project software or similar
  • Document management and information management systems – Live link, Documentum, Acconex, SharePoint, 4Projects or similar
  • BIM and design knowledge integration systems
  • Integrated management software such as Proliance or Unifier
  • Desktop publishing such as Adobe Professional
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Project Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of project controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for project controller
  • Checking and uploading expenditure from international projects onto the group finance system
  • Support with tracking actual spend against budgets
  • Ensuring timely billing to Clients and assembling supporting documentation
  • Raising invoices and credit notes on the system
  • Suspense account and timesheet maintenance
  • Preparation and uploading of journals
  • Assistance with project audits
  • Providing general financial assistance to project managers and project directors
  • Processing staff expense claims
  • Ad hoc duties and general support to the finance team
Qualifications for project controller
  • Understanding of APIC or similar systems
  • Understanding of EPCM internal Finance Metrics (Multipliers, Margin, Revenue streams )
  • Minimum of 5 years finance, project controls, and accounting experience, preferably in A/E industry
  • As the Project Controller develops and increases in competence there may be opportunities to increase responsibilities and undertake the above tasks more independently
  • Be the economic and financial advisor to the Project Manager
  • Solid vocational qualifications in a commercial discipline or university entrance examination (high-school exit exam) with advanced training in finance and controlling
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Project Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of project controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for project controller
  • Carry out monthly cost to complete exercises for assigned projects
  • Control and have at all times full knowledge of all financial movements within the onshore or
  • Offshore scope of the project, particularly revenue and cash, and ensure such information is
  • Ensure the economic and financial management of the project, following all company procedures while hitting financial targets for the project
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to meet goals and deadlines
  • Participate in Project Management team meetings
  • Along with the project manager, prepare project budgets and forecasts
  • Create project Budgetary Work Breakdown Structure
  • Regularly monitor assigned project performance and ETC/EAC for reasonableness against plans and actual expense rate
  • Collate and Report Work Package level change information to ensure effective project change management is established
Qualifications for project controller
  • Around five years' work experience in project controlling, ideally in industry
  • Commitment, openness, and ability to embrace change
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Deltek tool set or equivalent
  • Experience within a Project environment, incl
  • Global Project Management , Global Project Controls and Global Project Engineering (methodology and tools)

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