Walsh Construction

  • Project Controller

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Experienced - Full-Time
    Service Group
  • Overview

    Walsh is currently seeking a high-level Project Controller for a project located in Chicago, IL. This individual has a proven ability to work independently with multiple reporting relationships and has a strong understanding of the construction industry. This individual works consistently well with project staff and senior management.


    Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

    • Challenging, complex projects
    • Creative and innovative problem-solving environment
    • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
    • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
    • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


    • Coordination of P&L on project with large contract values (generally close to or over $1 billion)
    • Mentor and train Project Accountants and Associate Project Accountants if applicable
    • Represent the company in owner and JV meetings and relations
    • Manage all job and subcontractor-related duties listed below on mega projects:
    • Heavy involvement in cost forecasting
    • Coordination of owner billing
    • Develops strong relationship with project staff
    • Detailed review of all line items of cost report
    • Provide analytical information to project Operations team on individual jobs (Program Manager/Regional Operations Manager level)
    • Report issues and findings to Business Group Accounting Manager and project staff
    • Review to ensure all cost and billings are booked in the proper months
    • Run and review report of outstanding accounts receivable and contact Program Manager/Regional Operations Manager for collection
    • Finalize job closeout, including providing final documentation to owner and handling any open issues
    • Coordination of documentation on legal issues
    • Journal entry cost as necessary for confidential items


    • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or equivalent
    • 3-5 years of construction accounting experience required
    • Experience in CMiC or other ERP systems preferred
    • Experience in reading or interpreting financial statements
    • Strong verbal and written skills needed to communicate with external subcontractors and internal mid to upper level management
    • Some light travel involved

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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