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Controller - 1601774
Ideal Contracting
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Formed in 1998, Ideal Contracting is one of the premier general contractors in Michigan, with growing operations nationwide. The company has earned a strong reputation for excellence in its field, receiving local and national recognition for their service, quality, efficiency, safety, and innovative construction techniques. The company’s people-first approach is supported by a best-in-class safety program, robust talent development process, and proactive engagement with their local community.  

The Controller Position

The Controller position is responsible for managing all aspects of the accounting department, including monthly reporting, accounting file maintenance, monthly financial statement preparation, and general financial analysis. This role requires a strong understanding of accounting principles, finance functions, and project job cost activities.


Additional responsibilities include project-based financial reporting and analysis (WIP schedules, job costing, forecasting), oversight of annual financial audits, and consistent monitoring of daily cash flow and compliance-related reporting requirements.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of the Controller

  • Prior experience as a Controller (or Assistant Controller) is required
  • Prior experience in the Construction Industry is highly preferred
  • CPA designation is preferred, but not required
  • Experience in leading and developing a team with a minimum of ten (10) direct reports preferred.
  • Previous payroll department oversight preferred.
  • Essential communication and interpersonal skills

Compensation, Benefits, and Structure for the Controller Position

The position offers an attractive benefit package that includes medical insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, HMO and Health Savings plan options available), dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans on the first of the month following the date of hire. Paid time off and 401K plans are offered upon reaching eligibility. This position reports directly to the CFO, and requires an in-office presence at Ideal Contracting’s Detroit office.


The Recruiting Process for the Controller Position 

The recruiting process includes a combination of phone and in-person interviews, candidate assessments and a pre-employment background check & drug test. The process, which is being facilitated in conjunction with EctoHR, Inc. is designed to ensure that candidates are aligned with Ideal Contracting’s values and long-term goals.

Ideal Contracting is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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