BrandSafway Multi-Branch Controller in Canton, Massachusetts

Multi-Branch Controller


Canton, MA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Position Id


Job Description

We are currently seeking a Multi-Branch Controller in Boston, MA within our team of experienced professionals. The right candidate willwork closely with Region Accounting and have the necessary computer knowledge to conductanalysis and continuous assessment of proper accounting policy and procedures.

The Multi-Branch Controller performs a variety of office and financial tasks, which may include management of employees, to support office operations and to maximize branch revenue and profitability.


  • Perform accounting activities such as reviewing financial statements, general ledger comparison, preparing periodic operating reports, and administering job costing procedures and job costing analysis; Understand profitability of specific jobs/projects and provide monthly recommendation for accrual/deferral.

  • Review and analyze monthly financial and operating reports and report findings back to the Branch Manager, Regional and Corporate.

  • Assist in Billing and AR activities including credit approval, reviewing credit information and addressing credit issues, AP activities to ensure timely and accurate payment to vendors, and payroll processing activities to ensure the accurate and timely payment for all time worked.

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with Accounting chart of accounts.

  • Recommend and monitor benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.

  • Participate in Annual Operating Plan(AOP) and forecasting.

  • Provide financial analyses as needed and audit data as requested.

  • Provide financial variance analyses as needed and audit data as requested.

  • Responsible for AIA billing associated with the Hoist Division operation and track operator hours for monthly payments.

  • Complete Appropriation requests for branches as required.

  • Travel 25%(to branches).

  • Assist with the yearly inventory process for all branches.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of products, customers, competitors and market.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Focus Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for process improvement. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their true respect.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Uses logic and proposes methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.

  • Conflict Management - Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities. Reads situations quickly. Good listening skills. Able to find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.

· Self Knowledge -Knows personal strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Seeks feedback. Gains insights from mistakes. Is open to criticism. Is receptive to talking about shortcomings. Looks forward to balanced performance reviews and career discussions.

· Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Contributes to building a positive team spirit;. Puts success of team above own interest. Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Organization - Can utilize resources to get things done effectively and efficiently. Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Arranges information and files in a useful manner.

  • Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals, and evaluates results.


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, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to create excellent working relationships with senior management

  • Ability to effectively work within a matrix organization

  • Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy and confidence

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Requires strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to travel throughout the organization as business needs arise at 20%


  • 4 year degree in business, finance, management, or related field

  • MBA and/or CPA a plus


  • Minimum eight years of accounting/finance related experience

Experience in the construction industry preferable

Computer Skills

  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Must have experience creating complex financial spreadsheets and experience creating pivot tables. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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.

  • Most work is conducted in an office environment with concentration in using personal computers.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, and/or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds while moving files or manuals. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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

  • Normal office working environment.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities required of employees assigned to this position.

*We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V encouraged to apply. Local applicants encouraged to apply. Smoke-free workplace. Drug-free work environment. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be considered during this search. Must be eligible to work in this country. No phone calls please.



BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status.