Assistant Controller

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/22/2018 4:29 PM)
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Architecture reflects our time and culture as well as shapes it. It is our essential humanity that moves us to do good, creating places that facilitate activity and bring joy to the human spirit. We are creating places that enhance the human experience.


HKS is a worldwide network of professionals, strategically located and working seamlessly as one firm with individual expertise in design, research and management. We work together in teams across 24 offices and multiple sectors to deliver exceptional value to our clients. Our project experience includes corporate headquarters, office buildings, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, hotels and resorts, banks, justice and aviation facilities, religious structures, public buildings, multifamily housing, educational facilities, science and technology, and retail and industrial projects located in more than 1,700 cities in over 80 countries.


Our Dallas based accounting team is seeking an Assistant Controller to join the team. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for managing the general ledger and leading the accounting function, including development of the team, as well as continuous improvement of the organization's accounting initiatives, principles, practices, and procedures.  This position will oversee the timely monthly close of the General Ledger, consolidation and reporting of financial results, coordination of audits, and the development of and compliance to internal controls.


  • Ensures accurate & timely financials are in compliance with US GAAP standards with adherence to the close calendar.  Identifies any areas of concern in financials for investigation & resolves.
  • Ensures the integrity and accuracy of the company’s monthly financial statements. Coordinates the preparation, update and analysis of monthly trending reports including but not limited to sales, profitability, productivity and accounts receivable.
  • Maintain the company's overall system of accounts, books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Reviews and ensures timely completion of internal financials, bank financials and other financial packages.
  • Ensures financial accounts are properly supported and reconciled.
  • Responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance to internal controls and continually updates processes & procedures bringing accounting to best in class.
  • Manages consolidation of company entities including eliminations and recording of investment in joint ventures.
  • Coordination of audit and the gathering of required audit information, preparation of financial statements & footnotes, and preparation of tax accounts.
  • Directs the daily activities and the career development of team members, including hiring, coaching, reviewing work, establishing goals and performance management of team members as required.
  • Interprets the financial data and communicates conclusions and recommendations to various levels of management.
  • Cooperation in planning process in certain areas (e.g. cost change, allocation methodology, depreciation, etc.)


Minimum Education Requirements:


  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, MBA or Masters a plus.
  • CPA eligibility is required.
  • Minimum 6 years progressive accounting experience required.
  • Experience supervising and developing staff.
  • Experience supervising an audit.
  • Experience consolidating multiple entities.
  • Deltek Vision experience and multi-national experience a plus.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Strong and broad experience in accounting and ability to apply strong US GAAP and IFRS knowledge to business scenarios.
  • A high level of initiative and drive. Natural sense of ownership for projects and duties.
  • Must possess the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Listens effectively, transmits information accurately and understandably, and actively seeks feedback.
  • Informal leadership qualities with ability to drive change effectively across functional areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting processes and procedures.
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information and records with a high degree of discretion, diligence and good judgment.
  • Well-organized, self-directed team player.  Remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Proven ability to operate comfortably and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of personal computer and software packages including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and Power Point).



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