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Assistant Controller-Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, US, 37914

Harrison Construction Company


Job ID:  385028


Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, a CRH company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from concept through construction.  In addition, by being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH.  CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Position Overview

 Accounting Department is looking for an Assistant Controller to join our team.  The ideal candidate will provide oversight of the financial activities of the Harrison Construction Co. and MidSouth Aggregates divisions.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



  • Oversight of financial activities for Harrison Construction and Midsouth Aggregates
  • Review balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to confirm proper reconciliation and supporting documentation.
  • Review monthly financials with business unit managers addressing any issues.
  • Perform month-end closing activities – accruals, prepaids, inventory adjustments, royalty payments, etc.
  • Prepare for and respond to internal and external audit requests.
  • Supervise cash application process
  • Compile/analyze financial data from multiple sources by way of Excel, Hyperion and Essbase.
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and maintained to safeguard financial assets. This includes all SOX controls and accounting policies/procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain business licenses in respective jurisdictions
  • Prepare tax returns (property, sales/use, etc.)
  • Prepare Irish GAAP semi-annual reports.
  • Complete monthly inventory reconciliations and review of ending inventory.

Other Requirements

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Manual of Safety Practices and Procedures.
  • Strict adherence to Harrison Construction Company policies and procedures as outlined in the Company Policies booklet.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Timely and regular attendance is an expectation of performance for all Harrison Construction Company employees. Employees will be held accountable for adhering to their workplace schedule.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Willingness to develop subordinates’ technical and leadership skills and make recommendations for new job opportunities when appropriate.
  • Effective management of employee performance through coaching, feedback (written and verbal), rewards, and discipline when necessary.
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to get work done through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience and training in general finance and accounting areas.
  • Management experience is a plus but not required.
  • Proficient with Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Hyperion experience is preferred but not required.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative.

 Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively to customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • stand
  • walk
  • use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • reach with hands and arms
  • talk or hear
  • lift and/or move more than 10 pounds 
  • climb or balance. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 


Work Environment


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office setting but could occasionally visit sites and be near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and exposed to wet, humid condition airborne particles, and extreme heat or cold.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.




What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Harrison Construction Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date Posted:  May 11, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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