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Corporate Controller

Newport, Kentucky
Job Type
19 May 2023
Role: Corporate Controller

Location: Wilder, KY (Onsite)


Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Corporate Controller is responsible for supervising the overall accounting operations of the organization, including customer billing and weekly payroll, and leading a decentralized team. This role is accountable for all aspects of the financial close process while driving process efficiency and standardization. The Corporate Controller will have a strong accounting, control, and financial planning and analysis background with a strategic mindset to drive business performance. Travel will be required approximately 10-20% of the time.

What are the perks?

We proudly offer day-one eligibility for medical, dental and vision plans. We also offer paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid parental leave, and 401(k) plans with company match made every pay period. Maxim has other great offerings including life insurance, AD&D, flex and health savings accounts, wellness programs, critical illness and accident plans, and short-term and long-term disability, plus employee discounts. Additionally, we provide opportunities to expand your skillset and knowledge base.

Why Maxim?

Our work impacts our local communities, helping transform where people live, work and play. You'll be a part of some of the biggest, most high-profile construction sites across the country and have the opportunity to support our coast-to-coast team across 50+ branches in the United States.


Team Leadership:
Establish clear and concise goals for the team aligned with company goals
Clear and frequent communicator ensuring team members are engaged and aware of organization goals and aligned to strategic outcomes
Attracts, develops, and retains talent by cultivating a culture of learning and continuous improvement
Financial Statement Close Process Oversight:
Provide leadership and management to ensure proper accounting and reporting procedures
Lead and support the month-end close process
Ensure information is accurate and complete
Train and supervise the team as necessary to enhance the process
Accounting Functions Oversight:
Manages regional controllers and other finance and accounting team members within 7 geographic regions, consisting of billing, payroll, inventory management, and general ledger accounting
Implement and enforce consistent accounting policies, practices and procedures
Actively participates in establishing, refining and enforcing adherence to internal controls
Process Improvement:
Assess current accounting operations and controls, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
Ability to create accounting processes and policies and monitor performance metrics
Drive process standardization across the company
Financial Planning & Analysis:
Establish standard financial forecasting process to enable regional controllers to provide rolling forecasts on a monthly basis
Enhance variance analysis procedures to explain monthly performance drivers
Evaluates trends in data to identify opportunities for improvement
Support company forecasting efforts

Leadership Competencies

Role model for safety
Drives change
Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization
Grows & develops others (includes empowerment and accountability)
Fosters teamwork & engagement
Builds collaborative relationships
Continuous learner
Holds self & others accountable
Values and respects differences
Effective Decision maker
Strategic thinker that aligns financial outcomes to business strategy

Core Competencies and Skills

High process and controls orientation
Forward-looking; understands market outlook and can identify resources needed capture the opportunity
Strong supervisory and leadership skills
Keen problem-solving and decision-making skills
Self-aware and resourceful
Demonstrated ability to attract, retain, and develop talent
Active listener to team members and coaching on areas of development

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
5+ years experience leading remote/regional teams
Proven experience leading process-improvements and leading change initiatives
Versed on creating and testing strong internal controls
CPA or MBA preferred
Experience in construction, equipment rentals, or related industry preferred
Strong working knowledge of JD Edwards, ADP, and Looker preferred

Maxim is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or veteran status, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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  • Job Reference: 1010170046-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: maxim crane works lp
  • Location: Newport, Kentucky
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent