Shawmut Design and Construction

  • Regional Controller

    Job ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Internal Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Shawmut, our primary objective is to deliver exceptional service catered to our clients’ specific goals and concerns. Our project teams deliver top quality work through a hands-on, collaborative process while keeping our clients’ best  interests our absolute focus at all times. With specialized training and the support of a national company, we foster project teams whose skill and dedication leads to the deliberate, predictable and repeatable construction experiences that have attracted and retained the top clients in every market in which we focus. The most memorable construction experiences are based on one principle—it’s the people who make the difference. And at Shawmut, we have the very best.


    The Regional Controller is a member of the Regional Senior Leadership team and provides strategic thought leadership to help drive growth in sales, profitability and long-term planning.   In addition, this role oversees the day to day activities of project accounting and the financial position of their respective region consistent with Shawmut’s policies and standards. He/she is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the P&L, cash flow and consolidated reporting for the entire region.



    • Strategy and Financial Thought Leadership
    • Financial business partner to Regional Leadership Team
    • Strategic planning and analysis, monitoring regional market conditions
    • Participate in the development and updates of the Region’s strategic plan
      • Understands and influences the key drivers of Shawmut’s business model to enhance region’s growth and profitability


    • Management of Regional Financial Functions


      • Lead for region in forecasting and budgeting using Shawmut standards, processes and tools
      • Provides monthly and quarterly financial reports to Regional and Corporate leadership
    • Oversight of financial controls for the region
      • Attend Cost to Complete meeting for all active projects
    • Monitors monthly budgets, costs, and cash flow
    • Reviews G&A budget, costs, and allocations
    • Review job cost data
    • Oversight of WIP and financial reporting
      • Ensures that all regional reporting is accurate and in compliance with GAAP and companywide standards
    • Cash Forecasting and tracking
    • Point person for all project and tax audits


    • Financial Risk Management
      • Ensures strong controls are in place over both financial processes and systems
      • Determines credit worthiness of potential clients
      • Implements and enforces company policy, processes and standards to ensure the maximum cash flow across the region
      • Implements and enforces policy, processes and standards to ensure the financial stability of projects, and to make informed decisions on how to manage financial risk


    • Client Focus
      • Develops key relationships with clients at the appropriate levels to drive business results and mitigate risk
      • Works to ensure that the special relationship that exists between SDC and the Sub community is maintained while insuring that sub financial issues are effectively managed


    • People Management and Development
      • Drives the performance, growth and development of finance staff in the region
      • Inspires, educates and coaches team to deliver superior client service, profitably
      • Establishes annual performance goals for each direct report 
      • Collaboratively creates individual development plans with direct reports that integrate the business needs of Shawmut, the career objectives of the staff member, and the staff member’s strengths and weaknesses.  Provides ongoing support and feedback as plan is implemented
      • Actively participates in meetings, group and company-wide training and initiatives (e.g. initiatives to improve processes and systems, etc.) to support and promote the value to others of involvement and to further company goals


    • Additional Responsibilities and Projects
      • Member of Finance Leadership Team, participating in weekly FLT meetings
      • Collaborates with other directors and corporate functions to maintain consistency in reporting and find efficiencies in processes
      • Additional projects as assigned


    • Experience: 10+ years of financial management experience
    • Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Finance/Accounting.  CPA or other certification preferred
    • Additional Role Specific Skills:
      • Construction industry experience preferred
      • Strong business acumen, strategic thinker and ability to influence senior leaders
      • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with internal and external clients and all levels
      • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, high sense of urgency and ownership of deliverables. Demonstrated ability to manage to deadlines
      • Demonstrated understanding of project accounting concepts and application in a changing environment
      • Demonstrated people and team management skills, proven ability to develop others
      • Technical mastery in the following areas: Understanding cash flow, cost to complete reporting, owner contracts, construction accounting, job cost recovery,  budgeting, insurance, financial statements and other key financial indicators
    • Strong judgement and organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail
    • High level of professionalism, client service oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Quick learner, resourceful and self –starter, strong work ethic

    Excellent excel and analytical skills


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