Job Title:  Business Unit Controller, Mears Pipeline Integrity

Location:  Mount Pleasant, MI

Reports to:  Operations Controller, Mears Group, Inc.

                    Executive Vice President, Mears Pipeline Integrity


SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Mears Pipeline Integrity provides pipeline integrity, inspection, and construction remediation services to the Oil & Gas Industry and is part of Mears Group, Inc., which is wholly owned by Quanta Services, Inc.  Quanta Services is a Fortune 350 company with annual revenues exceeding $12 billion.  Quanta Services provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric, power, and oil and natural gas industries.  With 40,000 employees and offices across North America and abroad, Quanta is the premier provider in the industries it serves.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the accounting operations of the Mears Pipeline Integrity Operating Unit and will work closely with Pipeline Integrity executive management and project operations to support business decision making.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide executive level financial reporting and analysis to operating unit executive and project management personnel to promote sound and timely management decision-making including requisite analysis and insight on revenue, project cost, indirect cost, and SG&A trends and variances
  • Responsible for monthly financial close activities including the effective assessment of project margins in light of current project operating conditions
  • In concert with executive and operational management, lead, prepare, and analyze monthly operating unit financial forecasts including revenue, margin, indirect cost, SG&A, and capital spend projections
  • Active participation in senior management strategy sessions involving commercial considerations for pricing, capital expenditures, and other key operating matters
  • Ensure that financial reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and directives, GAAP, and SEC Reporting requirements including preparing and providing required financial information and disclosures to Mears Corporate Accounting
  • Assess and modify, as necessary and appropriate, existing procedures and controls with the intent to improve process efficiency and/or effectiveness resulting in improved management decision making
  • Collaborate with operational billing team and shared service accounts payable and payroll teams to ensure seamless information flow for accounting, forecasting, and analysis purposes
  • Manage, report, and analyze working capital metrics primarily focused on timely customer billing and accounts receivable collection
  • Lead the annual financial planning process ensuring that the annual plan reflects company strategic objectives
  • Provide financial and contractual decision-making support for sales and proposals efforts
  • Deliver financial analysis and insight into capital investment decisions

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelors (or similar) degree in Accounting with a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible financial / management experience and a minimum of 2 years in a Controller role
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Construction industry background preferred with significant experience and related interactions with project operations and executive management.
  • Strong system acumen preferred, specifically related to Spectrum ERP, Prophix and Hyperion Essbase
  • Understands the nuances of industrial construction and maintenance operations with a focus on providing value-added financial analysis and process efficiency solutions.
  • Exhibits an internal and external client first disposition based on close collaboration, frequent communication, and a consulting / analytical mindset
  • Strong leadership and communication skills necessary to manage matters which are both directly and indirectly under the candidate’s influence while working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperatively problem-solve in a dynamic environment prone to fast-paced change
  • Ability to effectively analyze financial information and present to executive management for successful management decision making
  • Capacity to work independently while meeting multiple, competing deadlines with quality deliverables
  • Proven strategic thinker with effective execution skills and the ability to effectively organize and prioritize work
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and data management skills
  • Domestic travel up to 30% may be required
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.