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Company Controller - APAC Shears

Hutchinson, KS, US, 67501

APAC - Kansas - Shears



Job ID:  477718


APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas.  Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-grading and concrete flat work.  Our valued employees produce quality work and products in a competitive market with safety first at all times.  If you are seeking a rewarding career with challenging work, a variety of responsibilities, potential for advancement and looking for benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel, come join our team. 


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America. Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.

Position Overview

This position offers a diverse set of responsibilities and will work alongside senior management on various projects. The position will report to the company President with a dotted line to the Region CFO. The position will lead a team of five direct reports and five indirect reports that support multiple operating branches and senior operations leaders within the business.

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 sought that 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 and demonstrate success in developing talent, treating others with respect, setting a positive tone, and demonstrating patience and calmness when handling adversity.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Recommend, lead and/or assist with new efforts to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Work with operations on CAPEX requests, annual budgets, monthly forecasts, variance and trend analysis, etc.
  • Lead and develop accounting staff while maintaining good working relationships with leaders from the business.
  • Mentor high performing individuals and foster a developmental environment within the department
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and maintained to safeguard financial assets of the company.  This includes SOX controls and company accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Conduct analysis/review of P&L accounts to support the month end process along with cost analysis and evaluation.
  • Assist with external and internal audits
  • Lead accurate and timely month-end close and financial reporting processes.
  • Prepare/review balance sheet accounts to confirm proper reconciliation and supporting backup.
  • Actively participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Champions efforts to improve working capital within their business
  • Work with the company’s leadership team to execute on decision making with an emphasis on performance improvement.
  • Assist in development and execution of the five-year strategic plan utilizing market-driven data for commercial and residential markets.
  • Work on ad hoc projects as directed. 
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions. May be subject to drug testing, medical exams, and physical abilities testing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience; CMA, CPA, or MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of relevant experience with at least 3 years of relevant experience leading Finance teams
  • Experience in Construction or Manufacturing industries preferred
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant
  • Proven ability to develop talent within the Finance function

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as per company policy.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as needed.
  • High standards of ethics, integrity, and trust.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Solid values and high standards of ethics, integrity, and trust
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to various levels of the organization
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple stakeholder priorities
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize among multiple requirements and deadlines
  • Advanced Excel skills preferrable (macros, queries, etc.)
  • Effective writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and facilitate change
  • Ability to utilize a computer for email communication and preparation of documents, worksheets and presentations 

Additional Requirements

  • Travel as needed for meetings or visits to locations in the field.

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

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud


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!


What CRH Offers You


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



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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