Assistant Corporate Controller

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Full Time


Shimmick is seeking a highly talented Assistant Corporate Controller based out of Denver, CO.  


At Shimmick, we are problem solvers. Creative thinkers. Innovators. We approach each project with fresh ideas and big thinking in pursuit of better answers, better outcomes, and better experiences for our clients. We are resourceful, nimble and resilient. We work hard together—and with our clients—to deliver high-quality projects that are on time, on budget and beyond expectations.


We are a market leader in heavy civil infrastructure, focusing on water, transportation, and transit projects.  We also offer expertise in deep, complex foundations through our operating company, Legacy Foundations, as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing; mining infrastructure; and O&M services.


We leverage our deep construction history and experience across many markets to provide diversified construction experience, passion, and expertise to our clients and partners. Over the past two decades, Shimmick has delivered projects in more than 20 states from coast to coast, with more than 2,500 employees.


A key member of the Corporate Accounting team, the Assistant Corporate Controller will report to the Corporate Controller and will have direct oversight over the accounts payable and payroll transactional teams as well as assist in the management of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting operations including, but not limited to, external audit support, joint venture reporting, technical accounting and development/maintenance of a strong control environment.  The Assistant Corporate Controller will be expected to collaborate cross-functionally to bring accuracy, integrity and timeliness to the Company’s general ledger operations, monthly close process and financial reporting.  Although a leadership role, this position is a hands-on, working manager with individual contributor requirements as well as leadership and management responsibilities.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with management of the Corporate Accounting department including general ledger, A/R and asset management, and management reporting. Direct supervision of the day-to-day and long-term strategic functioning of the accounts payable and payroll teams. 
  • Support various ongoing accounting and reporting initiatives including ERP and other ancillary system implementations and upgrades as well as process enhancements with focus on improving system efficiencies, internal controls and business processes in conjunction with leadership.
  • Effectively lead department staff by coaching, developing, communicating, delegating, and holding staff accountable. Create a team-oriented environment which motivates staff and keeps employees engaged in their jobs and the Company.
  • Work with leadership to establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish departmental goals and objectives.
  • Provide research/guidance as needed for various accounting and reporting issues as they arise in areas such as revenue recognition, lease accounting, joint ventures as well as significant or unusual transactions.
  • Active participation in support of the external annual audit process. Manage internal controls applicable to department in support of external and internal audits.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, or related field + 10 years of related experience demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong U.S. GAAP accounting and SOX controls experience
  • Combination of Big 4 public accounting and industry experience highly valued
  • Strong fundamental accounting and reporting skills including general ledger and subledger operations, monthly close cycle, account reconciliations and financial statement preparation
  • Background in construction or job cost accounting preferred but not required.
  • Experience in using a widely recognized ERP system such as NetSuite, SAP or Oracle.  Experience with CMiC is a plus
  • Experience in managing accounts payable and/or payroll operations
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Ability to present complex issues in a simple logical and succinct manner with confidence and precision
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Effective organization and planning skills coupled with ability to work in a dynamic environment and execute activities to satisfy departmental and company objectives.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization
  • The salary range for this position is between $110,000 - 140,000 per year depending on experience and/or education

Shimmick's comprehensive benefits plan includes medical, dental and vision coverage; as well as options to participate in an FSA or HSA. The Company also provides employer paid STD, LTD, basic life and AD&D, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additional voluntary benefit offerings include pet insurance, hospital indemnity, critical illness insurance, legal and identity theft protection.


These benefits are available to all employees working more than 20 hours per week. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage as well as EAP services.



Please note that Shimmick does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement,  Shimmick will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Shimmick explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Shimmick.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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