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Client Open Position:
J. L. Dunn
Director of Finance / Controller

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Headquartered in Boston, MA, our client, J. L. Dunn & Company is a fast-growing family-owned

General Contractor specializing in commercial renovations and new building construction in the Boston area. They are currently seeking a Controller to oversee the daily accounting function, including the month-end close. J. L. Dunn & Company offers an excellent opportunity for career growth, a competitive salary, and an outstanding benefits package.

Reports To: General Manager
The Controller reports to the General Manager and is responsible for overseeing all accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial statements, budgets, cash forecasts, and file maintenance for applicable entities.

The ideal candidate will be results oriented, hands-on professional with construction accounting experience and the ability to deal effectively and interact well with customers, subcontractors/vendors, and employees.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


Oversight of the Accounts Payable processes, including:

  • Audit of PO process

  • Preparation of contract schedules

  • Audit invoice entry to A/P system

  • Processing of supplier payments

  • Administering automatic payments

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements


Oversight of the Billing/Accounts Receivable processes, including:

  • Production of monthly AIA style billing

  • Audit work order billing

  • Application of customer payments

  • Collections

  • Process weekly payroll entries

  • Bank reconciliations

  • Prepare general ledger journal entries


Preparation and analysis of monthly Financial Statements, including reconciliation of all Balance Sheet Accounts


Tie Out Monthly WIP schedule

Administration of corporate credit card charges

Assist management in budgeting process

Forecast weekly cash requirements


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field

  • CPA strongly desired but not required if compensatory experience can be demonstrated

  • Proven background in commercial property maintenance, construction management, construction administration or a related field

  • Minimum 5 years practical accounting experience, including experience with job cost accounting.

  • Minimum of 2 years managerial experience in an accounting environment

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Demonstrated past ability to work with Project Managers and Operations Team members

  • Experience with ERP and accounting software systems required. Experience with Sage and Procore required.

  • Positive attitude and team player

  • Highly organized with strong emphasis on self-motivation and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to identify and manage priorities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Capable of multi-tasking and the ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

  • Exhibits highly developed ability to follow-up on multiple projects.

  • Exhibits confidence, ambition, self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

  • Exhibits keen problem solving and listening skills.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel (including VLookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)

  • Willingness to work in the office (i.e. this is not a remote position).


Physical Demands and Requirements:
This position requires the employee to sit and/or stand for a majority of the day. Constant hearing, seeing, talking, communicating, reading, writing, and typing in an indoor environment.


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: Competitive base plus bonus depending upon experience



  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types: 

  • Bonus pay



  • Bachelor's (Required)

  • Master’s Degree in accounting preferred.

  • CPA license preferred.



  • Construction Accounting: 3 years (Required)

  • Sage: 1 years (Required)

  • Procore: 1 year (Required)


J. L. Dunn has contracted with HR Outsourcing firm Silver Tiger Consulting to conduct all initial prescreen interviews, coordinate interview schedules, and assist with license verification and reference checks for

J. L. Dunn's HR and hiring team.

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Interested in the position? 

Contact us at or call us at 866-276-8981.  Please ask to speak with

Cori DiDonato.  All resumes and candidate information will be kept confidential.

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