grow your career with a long lasting manufacturing company

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • $100,000 - $125,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Nicole Webb
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A bit about us:

engineering and manufacturing company specializing in complex components and assemblies. We are a delivery-driven company servicing critical marine defense and defense-related industries with “cannot fail” applications.

Why join us?

incredible beneifts
career growth
work/life balance
401k match

Job Details

Purpose and Scope

The Controller is responsible for the management and leadership of all finance and accounting operations.

This position will ensure internal controls and methodologies are in place to enable the effective preparation of the budget, financial forecasts and report variances. These accounting policies and procedures will ensure process integrity of day-to-day transactions such as: payroll, AP, A/R, general ledger and cash management, in addition to, the representation of the organization in external audits for Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and tax audits.

The Controller's key objective is to create, supervise, and manage the financial system, crucial for Cogitic's success as applied to financial strategy and cash management within a challenging-to-manufacture, high mix / low volume, milestone payment business model.



COMPLIANCE: Guarantee precision, consistency, and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

COMMUNICATION: Develop reports, analysis and potential corrective actions to communicate business results to leaders and stakeholders

EFFICIENCIES: Develop, establish and maintain processes, systems and controls to execute robust financial management

GROWTH: Develop potential options to ensure optimal profitability and cash flow


Evaluate company financial performance activities and offer suggestions for consistent improvement in results.

Use ERP to prepare aggregated project budgets and expenditures to track costs and suggestions to control expenses

Accountability for financial reporting, including full financial statement preparation (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)

Hands-on, working knowledge with ERP systems

Manages general accounting (A/R, A/P, payroll) and internal controls

Responsible for tax and regulatory compliance

Completes ROI analysis for capital investments (using discounted cash flow methodology), and manages fixed assets and depreciation accounting

Oversees cash/treasury management

Evaluate fiscal choices, monitor expenses, advise the Sales organization on project profitability

Serve as the company's financial advisor, conducting both tactical and strategic financial and business analyses across all functional areas of the organization

Creation of powerful financial analysis instruments and convey the findings, along with suggested actions, to both management and stakeholders with the bigger picture in mind

Guarantee the implementation and efficient operation of suitable internal controls, accounting policies, and procedures

Establish and uphold a documented framework of accounting policies, procedures, and controls to secure precision, consistency, and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Collaborate with the President to develop quarterly financial forecasts encompassing revenue, profit, and cash flow. Conduct detailed variance analyses, providing comprehensive explanations for the differences observed

Organize company records systematically to facilitate audits as necessary

Develop and oversee processes, systems, and controls to continuously improve and carry out accounting and finance operations

Guarantee that all designated employees are informed about and adhere to company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations

Verify that accounting records maintain accuracy, completeness, and compliance with relevant standards


Ensure compliance with all applicable financial regulations and customer requirements
Optimized cash management procedures and governance
Leadership governance that straddles the divide between pure accounting and finance strategy
Organizational Relationships

The Controller reports to the President and has support responsibility to upper management.

Required Qualifications

** Education and Training**

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (MBA and/or Masters in Accounting preferred)
Applicable certificates as applied to CPA or CMA exam
Previous experience leading, directing accounting
** Technical Requirements**

Strong organizational and leadership skills
Excellent analytical skills
Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
In-depth knowledge of accounting and finance
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent knowledge of digital technology
Excellent ability to work as a team
Strong capabilities in organization and time management
Proficiency in effectively planning and executing objectives within set timelines and work schedules.
** Experience**

Minimum 10 years of accounting experience
Prior direct experience in a Progress Billing Environment with cash flow management responsibility
Experience accurately assigning indirect costs (factory overhead) to product costs, including activity-based costing
DCAA Experience strongly preferred

This role will provide support within a technical engineering environment that can vary from highly dynamic to more typical periods.

You should be proficient in:

High-level Operations Analysis
Financial Audit Experience
Leadership / People Management
Bachelor's Degree
Machines & technologies you'll use:

ERP Software
Accounting Software (Quickbooks)
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type
$100,000 - $125,000