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Assistant Controller (Mechanical Contractor)

EMCOR Group Inc.

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 30, 2021.

Assistant Controller (Mechanical Contractor)



Harritan & Co.

3280 Formex Rd

Box 24157
Richmond, VA 23224, USA

Job Title: Assistant Controller (Mechanical Contractor)

Location: Richmond, Virginia 

Reports to: CFO

FLSA Status: Exempt – Full Time, Salaried



Harritan Mechanical Contractors is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group.


EMCOR is the world’s leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, operations and maintenance.


Harritan is a leading industrial construction firm, specializing in the manufacturing and installation of process and utility piping systems, custom sheet metal fabrication, including installation of ducts and chutes, structural steel fabrication and installation, as well as equipment setting and erection.




Harritan Mechanical Contractors is seeking an Assistant Controller in Richmond, Virginia.The Assistant Controller is responsible for the supervision of the accounting staff and overseeing daily operations of the accounting department.

The Assistant Controller is responsible for managing the month, quarter and year-end close processes, and for ensuring accounts are reconciled to the general ledger.

Responsibilities require analytical assumptions regarding the monthly financial statements and assisting with financial reporting to the Sr.

Controller and CFO.

The Assistant Controller shall assist the Sr.

Controller and CFO with the financial functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with industry financial management techniques and Corporate and local best practices.

Practice and promote EMCOR and R.S.

Harritan’s Code of Ethics, “Leading with Character” in conducting business – both internally and externally.

Assist the CFO with preparing for monthly project reviews to evaluate job performance, assess risks and develop action plans.

Assist in supervising reporting staff, delegation of responsibilities among staff, and realignment of responsibilities as necessary.

Assist in preparing accurate and timely monthly financial statements and budgets.

Prepare account reconciliations and record journal entries.

Manage the monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes.

Prepare for all audits.

Maintain the fixed asset and inventory ledgers.

Randomly audit work flow accounting transactions are appropriately authorized.

Support most aspects of accounting management (billing, AP, fixed assets, payroll, cash reconciliation).

Assist in the preparation of tax filing.

Participate and support in leading the accounting department in developing the processes/procedures necessary to ensure regulatory compliance, proper records maintenance, and adequate accounting controls in support of Company operations.

Participate and support the motivation and advancement of the accounting and finance department to ensure alignment with the Company’s operational vision.

Instill an attitude of service in the finance organization Lead and participate in special projects as needed.

Comply with all company operating policies, procedures, and safety programs as established.


Plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the activities and performance of direct reports, including payroll and accounting personnel.


The requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities sought to perform this job successfully.
Ability to work with the highest level of integrity and ethical standards.

Commitment to Company values.

Strategic approach with ability to understand local markets and specific aspects of business.

Must be an engaged leader and be able to apply a direct “hands-on” approach when necessary to meet the demands of the accounting/finance deliverables.

Must exhibit confidence in self and others, inspire and motivate team in a manner that positively influence others.

Must be able to prepare and communicate written and verbal communications in a manner commensurate with a skilled professional at management level, or above.

Ability to work well and contribute as a partner in a team environment.

Ability to lead people and get results through influence.

Technical skills in accounting and finance within the level of experience for this position.

Ability to improve processes, analyze, and solve problems on a proactive, strategic, and tactical level.

Ability to effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of employees, government agencies, general and subcontractors, and suppliers.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BA/BS degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting or Business, five to seven years recent related experience and/or training; Active licensed CPA desirable.

Significant working knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing financial and accounting practices.

Working knowledge of construction contract language and terms.

Work experience in the Construction Industry for a large Mechanical and/or Electrical Contractor preferred Experience with preparing for monthly project reviews to evaluate job performance, assess risks and developing action plans preferred Experience overseeing and leading human resources, safety and risk functions is desirable.

Experience overseeing employee benefits administration desirable.

P&L responsibility for $14-$20 million in revenue desired.

Advanced end-user of Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel) applications.

Working knowledge of PC based job cost, general ledger and fixed asset systems.

Working knowledge of StarBuilder financial/payroll software or similar cost accounting software.


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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, see, talk, and hear.

The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

The employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled