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Corporate Controller (Interim/Temporary)

At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 110+ year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company also offers a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture, where opportunity for growth abounds.


The Interim Corporate Controller will be responsible for direct and indirect supervision of all accounting and financial functions including but not limited to: internal and external financial reporting, job cost accounting and analysis, financial planning & reporting, treasury management, tax and audit support, and process improvement projects.  This position will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.  The Interim Corporate Controller role is expected to be on a temporary basis through the end of 2018, and has the potential to become permanent at that point.


  • Supervise staff 3 direct reports, 3 indirect reports, 1 dotted line report of Payroll/Labor Compliance and 3 dotted line reports of Lead Project Accountants.
  • Review and approve staff accounting prepared journal entries for the monthly closing process
  • Review and approve general ledger account reconciliation schedules.
  • Review and approve monthly bank reconciliations for Depository, Disbursement and Union PR accounts.  In addition, prepare bank reconciliations for Non-Union and Executive PR Accounts.
  • Oversee monthly accounting close process including analytical review of operating results
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements and related footnotes.
  • Prepare monthly Borrowing Base exhibit and quarterly Covenant Compliance Certificate.
  • Prepare quarterly analysis of Under/(Over) Billings and Quarter to Quarter Profit Fade for the Audit Committee review.
  • Oversee treasury functions including but not limited to daily/weekly cash reporting, bank transfers, wire transfers and check disbursement management.
  • Oversee the vendor insurance review process.
  • Develop Burden Rate breakdown annually.
  • Provide assistance to Project Managers to develop Labor Rates for T&M projects or Change Order pricing.
  • Provide Assistance for OCIP Enrollment and insurance premium cost justification.
  • Work with insurance broker for annual insurance policy renewal. 
  • Coordinate Annual Budgeting Process.
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls.
  • Oversee the preparation of state and local tax returns including but not limited to: California Sales Tax, 571-L Property Tax returns and the City of LA Business Tax Renewals.
  • Coordinate audits including but not limited to: Year End Financial Audit, 401K/ESOP audit, 571-L Property Tax, California Sales Tax, and GL/WC Insurance Volume Audit.


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Minimum of 5 years managing accountants and the accounting and finance process
  • Minimum of 3 years Job Costing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years Percent of Completion Method Accounting experience
  • Must be considered an advanced Excel user
  • Must understand Contract Compliance including but not limited to: lien releases, joint checks, labor compliance, insurance requirements
  • Experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required
  • CCIFP Certification is preferred but not required
  • ESOP experience preferred but not required


  • Effective communication
  • Leadership, coaching, and employee development
  • Fosters team building
  • Adaptability/change management
  • Conflict resolution/problem solving
  • Decisiveness
  • Time management/multitasking
  • Detail oriented
  • Stress management
  • Performance management
  • Interpersonal awareness


Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.


  • Most time spent in an indoor office environment
  • Sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time
  • Occasional lifting of files and boxes up to 20 lbs
  • Pushing/pulling of file cabinets
  • Extended visual use of a computer screen
  • Frequent typing
  • Occasional travel

Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates outside of the local area on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and employee-owned company.

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