Cost Controller in Houston, TX at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/26/2020

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Job Summary: 
Responsible for ensuring that proper financial procedures and policies are established and complied with to protect the assets of the company as well as overseeing the preparation, supervision, and accuracy of a variety of intricate and complex accounting functions to include preparing accounting studies and reports of an on-going and nonrecurring nature. Analyze operating financial statements for conformance to company requirements and governmental regulations, laws, and accepted accounting principles. Maintain region(s) ledgers and related records and compiles and verifies accuracy of computations of lower level accounting functions as well as keeping immediate staff informed of company policies, performance, and direction. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide accurate income statements by profit center within five day monthly close cycle and other supporting financial reports to enable site managers in evaluating existing and/or potential business opportunities.
  • Insure accuracy of financial reports from review through completion to include income statements and balance sheets for presentation of actual performance of each profit center. 
  • Conduct and participate in monthly management business reviews and ensure that presentation materials are accurate and complete.
  • Review and approve individual and/or composite expense reports, capital purchases, and other financial related requests to accurately reflect incurred costs on a monthly and/or quarterly period.
  • Advise staff and upper management personnel at the VGS site on financial decisions as required for certain capital expenditure changes that would affect some or all facilities within the site. 
  • Provide financial information at monthly and/or quarterly staff meetings to ascertain actual year-to-date revenues as it relates to target goals.
  • Review and examine accuracy of a variety of accounting computations regarding compliance issues, costs, and accounts receivables to ensure achievement of annual targets and/or implement corrective action when actual data reflects unachievable targets.
  • Provide strategic focus for the VGS site in accordance with VES-TS policies, procedures, and guidelines to promote understanding and consistency within the financial arena.

  • BS in Accounting or related discipline required
  • 7-10 years in the hazardous waste industry or related work experience required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Extensive technical knowledge of accounting standards and principles
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Suite 
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to create & prepare reports as necessary
  • Ability to develop working relationships with Project Director, Senior Engineers and Senior Management.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex construction/engineering contracts, identifying inherent risks and assessing the likelihood of such risks crystallizing and the impact of such on Veolia ESS Profit and Loss account and cash flow.


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