Assistant Controller – Construction – Chicago Suburbs

at Michael Page
Location Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted September 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


This Chicagoland subcontractor is looking for an experienced construction Assistant Controller who can lead with day to day accounting operations, including payroll, spreadsheets, documentation, and more. This person would need prior construction accounting experience to be considered. Must have experience with self performing work and union accounting. WFH flexibility. Apply today!

Client Details

This $100 million/year Chicago-based subcontractor was established over 90 years ago and has developed a very strong reputation in the area. They believe in valuing and advancing their employee's careers and forming positive relationships within the community. If you are looking for a positive company culture with terrific work/life balance at a rapidly growing subcontractor, please apply today!

  • Project Locations: Mainly Chicagoland area and suburbs
  • Family oriented culture
  • Hands off management approach
  • Opportunity for growth and executive leadership position
  • Strong pipeline of projects through 2022 leading into 2023


  • Review and code invoices for approval and reconcile vendor statements and discrepancies
  • Process AIA forms G702/G703
  • Monthly review of job cost activity ensuring consistent and proper coding.
  • Insurance - Obtain, review and track insurance policies and certificates
  • Prepare and process contracts, change orders, purchase orders
  • Extract pertinent information from Agreements/Contracts for implementation in various processes
  • Enter budgets, commitments, and changes thereto and Invoices into Construction Accounting software
  • Yardi is the preferred system
  • Basic Knowledge of Excel, Word, Abode,
  • Accounting Degree
  • YARDI Voyage


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Related Degree, CPA preferred
  • MUST have a full understanding of self performing work and union payroll
  • 8+ years of tenure in Accounting
  • Experience in the construction space required (general contractor or sub contractors)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Access and Quickbooks a plus
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Job Offer

  • Competitive Base Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 (depending on experience)
  • Competitive bonus structure, project/profit based. Typically between $8,000-$15,000 in the first year)
  • Medical insurance including dental (100% coverage for individual and dependents)
  • Generous 401K structure (3% match)
  • Gas card
  • Company profit sharing
  • Robust career advancement opportunity
  • Strong training programs
  • Generous PTO Days
  • Company wide events
  • Gas/fuel card offered
  • Company Vehicle offered
  • Company phone and laptop provided
  • DE&I Initiative

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

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