Job Summary

Queen City Mechanicals, a commercial/industrial plumbing and utility contractor, with over 35 years of industry experience operating within the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area, is actively seeking an experienced Controller. The Controller provides strategic financial leadership. He/she is functionally responsible for the day-to-day operations of all areas of finance and accounting, oversees all financial planning and reporting functions and provides accurate and timely information to the ownership team.


1. Accounting, Planning and Analysis

  • Manages or performs on a timely and accurate basis all day-to-day accounting activity of the
    Company (general ledger, payroll, job costing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, etc...)
  • Implement adequate controls and procedures to ensure the integrity of accounting activities
  • Performs the development of timely and accurate monthly and annual financial statements
  • Creation of monthly job costing reports, analyzed with project managers and presented to
    ownership group
  • Ensures that all information needed by managers is timely and accurate including job costs, labor
    costs, and overhead costs
  • Leads the development of various financial plans with constant monitoring of planned vs actual
  • Ensures that all invoices are prepared accurately and sent at the earliest date under the contract
    to promote prompt payment by the client
  • Manages A/R collection activities to ensure that amounts owed are collected when due
  • Provides timely and accurate information and advice to the ownership team on any financial or
    other company matters that requires his/her attention
  • Ensures that all required federal, state and local tax filings are prepared, filed and paid accurately
    and on a timely basis
  • Manages day-to-day banking relationships
  • Maintains and enforces appropriate financial internal controls to ensure the safeguarding of
    Company assets

2. Cash Flow

  • Manages the cash receipts and cash disbursements functions
  • Compiles a weekly cash flow forecast that projects cash resources and requirements for at least
    eight weeks; reviews with the ownership team and takes the action as agreed
  • Ensures that company payables are properly reviewed and approved in accordance with
    company policy prior to disbursement
  • Manage company credit card accounts, assigning all expenses to appropriate project and GL
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the company’s bank and meets all reporting and compliance

3. Payroll

  • Maintains employee personnel files
  • Submission of weekly payroll for approximately one hundred staff members, including assignment
    of project and labor codes for each employee
  • Ensure compliance with all State Prevailing Wage requirements for Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky
  • Create monthly union reports and disburse funds for multiple accounts for two (2) union
  • Manage company EEO requirements
  • Maintains and files quarterly payroll tax reports, reviews and distributes year end 1099 forms and
    related filings
  • Prepare documents and participate in various annual audits as required by unions, insurance firm
    and outside accounting firm
  • Administers employee retirement plan

4. General

  • Acts as the company “watchdog” on overhead and administrative costs, seeks out and
    implements opportunities to reduce cost while maintaining or increasing functionality
  • Maintains a high level of expertise with the company’s accounting and payroll systems; resolves
    questions and issues related to the capabilities and use of the systems; works with operations
    and administrative personnel to ensure the systems are used properly
  • Prepares work papers, documents and financial statements required by outside accountants
  • Trains, motivates, and manages accounting personnel to achieve their full potential and to gain a
    thorough understanding of the department’s performance objectives

experience required


  • BS degree in accounting or finance 

Professional Experience

  • 10 years minimum of general accounting and financial management experience
  • Previous strong controllership experience preferably in a commercial construction environment
  • Significant experience in budgeting, planning, financial and operational reporting
  • Experience with accounting and financial statements
  • High level of ability with spread sheets and other analytical tools


  • CPA, CMA or other professional certification desirable

 Other Skills and Experience

  • A strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully with human issues with colleagues and owners
  • Ability to create and maintain cooperative, team building relationships
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

skills needed for success

  • Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself and other individuals and organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Judgment & Decision making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Problem Solving: The ability to develop & implement feasible solution(s) that resolve a problem and can be implemented within the department’s relative cost, staffing, operational constraints
  • Problem Sensitivity:  The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Communicating: Conveying information to others in an effective manner. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Teamwork: The combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient
  • Active Learning: Understanding the implication of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions

Measurement of Performance

  • Company performance vs. its overall financial plan
  • Control of overhead and administrative costs
  • Develop and maintain a high level of quality performance, morale and team effort among accounting employees
  • The Controller has an expressed obligation to satisfy the Company’s owners; therefore, the implied expectations from the owners will be considered in the performance evaluation

benefits offered

For those candidates matching the desired skill set, Queen City Mechanicals offers a competitive salary, along with full benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance (employee funded), life insurance, retirement plan with company match, paid time off and paid holidays.

Queen City Mechanicals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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