Florida East Coast Railway

  • Controller

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2018 2:11 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Controller has responsibility for all accounting-related activities, including finance and managerial accounting and finance activities for Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC).  Duties include directing the preparation of the operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting, supervision of billing, collections and payables, and performing essential duties relating to payroll.   The Controller leads preparation of financial analyses, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules and serves as the lead point of contact with external auditors.


    • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
    • Responsible for evaluating the performance of personnel in the Finance and Accounting Department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives, and may recommend that personnel be hired or removed from the Department.
    • Responsible for the monthly accounting close.                   
    • Maintains the company's system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets.
    • Prepares reports that outline the company's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.
    • Is responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes in cooperation with the corporate accounting group.
    • Furnishes internal reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary.
    • Determines depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.
    • Responsible for the material management controls assisting Purchasing on best practices. 
    • This position has the final responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization.
    • Responsible for accurately forecasting and reporting results on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Provide comprehensive variance analysis, including identification of gaps, trends and opportunities within the business and recommendations for possible course corrections necessary to functional and finance management
    • Prepare annual operating and capital budgets for assigned business functions, including planning for strategic objectives, headcount, initiatives, expenses and operational metrics
    • Identify opportunities for business improvements leading to higher revenue, increased efficiencies or cost savings.  Make recommendations for actions and drive implementation
    • Plan, facilitate and implement ad hoc analysis to support decision making, evaluate business initiatives, evaluate performance, etc
    • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
    • Implement and work with a Business Intelligence Tool and Dashboard reports
    • Prepare presentations to Executive Team
    • Perform data gathering, root cause analysis and performance trending in order to develop appropriate process control changes
    • Develop process improvement procedures to improve operational efficiency
    • Determine fiscal requirements and personnel resources required for process re-engineering of process change
    • Performs other duties or special projects as requested



    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Accreditation
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Finance or Accounting
    • Bilingual English/Spanish – Written and Verbal
    • 7 or more years of experience required in general accounting
    • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and ERP systems
    • Strong administration and team leadership skills



    • Financial and accounting experience within an asset intensive firm
    • Financial and accounting experience in transportation or logistics
    • Working knowledge in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and / or General Ledger Accounting
    • Broad supervisory experience



    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact across different levels of the organization and with external clients
    • Proactive self-management style with excellent problem solving, leadership, and consensus building skills
    • Competency in assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls
    • Demonstrates teamwork by responsively sharing information and ideas, accepting constructive feedback, and accepting additional assignments when appropriate
    • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
    • Organization, decision-making and multi-tasking abilities
    • Ability to schedule and manage people and projects in order to meet deadlines
    • Microsoft Office 
    • JD Edwards


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