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Senior Controller in New York, NY at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Syska Hennessy Group provides specialized consulting, engineering, and commissioning services for clients worldwide.  Our staff provides consulting services throughout the project lifecycle, helping to plan, design, build and operate technically superior facilities.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your engineering career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible summer work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Senior Controller

We currently have an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Controller to join our corporate headquarters in New York, NY.  As a Senior Controller, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the company’s financial policies and procedures by providing operational and administrative direction to the accounting, budgeting, tax, and insurance functions.  You will be expected to follow generally accepted accounting principles in the treatment of assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have impeccable organizational skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Senior Controller Additional Responsibilities:                                                   

  • Provide leadership, expertise, and guidance to the accounting department
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors
  • Maximize return, and limit risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments
  • Oversee budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans
  • Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions
  • Ensure operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Complete operational requirements by managing accounts payable team members, located in East and West Coasts, payroll administrator in NY and following up on work results
  • Ensure governmental regulation compliance and assisting in documenting, testing, reporting, and auditing controls

Senior Controller

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field​
  • ​​​A current CPA license is required
  • 10 plus years of progressive financial/accounting experience within both public and private organizations with Auditing experience a plus; in the A/E/C industry highly preferred
  • BST or similar industry software experience desired
  • ​​​​Knowledge and experience with accounting payroll software preferred​
  • Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Microsoft Excel​​​​​​
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed 

Senior Controller


As an employee with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including gym membership programs, flu shots, and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

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