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Controller - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, US, 37914

Southern Atlantic Region


Job ID:  311102


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

The Controller will oversee all aspects of the company’s financial systems and procedures including month end closings, flash, Irish Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (IRGAAP), budget/reforecast, and other projects as necessary.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Oversee and manage day-to-day activities of the finance team including the accounting staff,  accounts receivable, payroll, procurement and material sales.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to the finance team.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and maintained to safeguard the financial assets. This includes all Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations, AMAT and South Division accounting policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate all requests/documentation related to external and internal audits.
  • Work with President and senior management on financial analysis and board proposals for potential acquisitions and major CAPEX requests.
  • Review balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to ensure all balances are reconciled properly with supporting backup.
  • Lead and/or assist on completing budgets and reforecasts.
  • Manage accounting staff and coordinate with operations month end flash/close.
  • Work with President and senior management on the strategic plan.
  • Review IRGAAP schedules bi-annually for completeness and accuracy prior to submission to Atlanta. 
  • Review financial statements and explain variances on queries as necessary.
  • Recommend and/or assist new efforts to improve management and financial performance at both the Op Co and Group level.
  • Provide solid leadership and support AMAT’s talent management initiatives through succession planning and professional development of the accounting personnel within the organization.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
  • Maintain good working relations with managers from all lines of business.
  • Work on ad hoc projects as directed.


Additional Responsibilities

  • 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 Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.
  • Strict adherence to policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or managers with other projects or initiatives as required. 


Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Assist with interviewing and hiring process as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Appraising performance, including annual evaluations and new employee 30-60-90-day evaluations.
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems in a timely manner.
  • Lead by example.
  • Ability to get work done through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices.




  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or Business, plus 5+ years of relevant financial management experience. CPA and/or MBA preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting principles, methods, techniques, standards and metrics.
  • Strong financial analysis capabilities, including discounted cash flow modeling and analysis.
  • Skill in examining and establishing proper financial operations and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business and strategic leadership abilities.
  • Ability to translate business objectives into actionable, measurable initiatives.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.


Work Requirements

  • Strong values and high standards of ethics, integrity, and trust.
  • Business acumen in construction operations, manufacturing, and/or distribution.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.  
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to communicate problems clearly and concisely by collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and follow an extensive variety of technical instructions.  


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must demonstrate the ability to use a computer to communicate and analyze data.  This includes but is not limited to the use of Outlook, MS Office programs, Hyperion financial software and other web-based programs.


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.

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Date Posted:  Sep 5, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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