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Controller - Ankeny, IA or Omaha, NE

Ankeny, IA, US, 50021

Midwest Region Corporate



Job ID:  212459


Des Moines Asphalt and Paving, a CRH company, has been leading the asphalt industry in Central Iowa for over forty-five years. We have completed a wide variety of projects including highway and street paving, commercial paving projects, parking lot construction, custom asphalt milling, and chip sealing.


Position Overview


This position offers a diverse set of responsibilities and will work alongside senior management on various issues and projects. The candidate must be a skilled financial professional who understands business, operations and financial processes; has the ability to integrate finance and operations, and can collaborate with operational leadership.  Core behavioral characteristics we seek include: being a partner to business managers; implementing analytical decision-making in the business; and, proactively finding opportunities and recommending ideas for increased profitability.  Must possess leadership qualities; treats others with respect, sets a positive tone, and demonstrates patience and calmness when handling adversity. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Recommend, lead and/or assist with new efforts to improve operational and financial performance
  • Work with operations on financial analysis, CAPEX requests, budgets, forecasts, etc.
  • Lead and develop accounting staff while maintaining good working relations with managers from all lines of business
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and maintained to safeguard financial assets of the company. This includes all SOX controls and CRH, Americas Materials, and West Division accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure accurate and timely month-end close and financial reporting
  • Prepare/Review balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to confirm proper reconciliation and supporting backup
  • Conduct analysis/review of P&L accounts to support the month end process along with cost analysis and evaluation
  • Support external and internal audits
  • Work on ad hoc projects as directed


Qualifications (Education/Experience)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience; CMA, CPA, or MBA preferred
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Solid values and high standards of ethics, integrity, and trust
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Unyielding orientation for action and driven for results
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize among multiple requirements and deadlines
  • Effective oral/written communication, presentation and listening skills
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and facilitate change
  • Ability to effectively communicate in small and large group settings
  • Ability to utilize a computer for email communication and preparation of documents, worksheets and presentations


Additional Requirements


  • Travel approximately <20%


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.

  • Standard office environment
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time
  • May require periodically lifting objects up to 30 lbs
  • Temp is fast-paced with deadlines
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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!


Des Moines Asphalt and Paving is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


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