Founded in 1980, Novak Construction is a national general contractor and construction management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Novak Construction delivers results by combining technical expertise as a general contractor with the most progressive management and delivery tools. Specialties: General Contractor, Preconstruction, Construction Management

Primary Responsibilities:

Novak Construction Company, a highly-regarded, privately-held firm, is seeking a Controller. This position is responsible for supervising all primary accounting functions for the company: payroll, income taxes, monthly and year-end financial reporting, cash management, A/P/R. This individual must possess the highest degree of integrity, exercise sound judgment at all times, and exhibit an unwavering attention to detail/accuracy. The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and oversee the financial and job cost reconciliation and reporting, as well as the WIP schedule within company’s current software: Sage 300;
  • Manage a 5-member accounting team that is responsible for processing sworn statements, subcontractor payments and billing to owners, and ensuring accounting procedures and controls are followed;
  • Work closely with the Project Directors and Project Managers to verify and manage budgets vs. actual job costs and percentage of completion;
  • Maintain and manage collective bargaining agreements, insurance coverage and benefits plans;
  • Design, implement, and ensure internal controls;
  • Responsible for Union and year-end audits, coordination of preparation of supporting schedules, and the preparation of financial information for external tax preparers;
  • Oversee cash management functions;
  • Provide information and data to CFO for monthly reviews with Project Directors;
  • Supervise and monitor A/P process, produce/review all credit applications and review all checks for validity/accuracy;
  • Monitor Accounts Receivable aging;
  • Review bank recs, and analyze statements, account balances and projects’ construction draws; and
  • Execute special projects as directed by the President or CFO.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Overall, 12+ years experience from a construction, real estate development, or public accounting firm; min. of 10 years in an accounting management role;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; current CPA license beneficial
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software, particularly Excel and Sage;
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills;
  • Aptitude to be detail-oriented, yet flexible, in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and simultaneous deadlines;
  • Possesses excellent collaborative skills to work in partnership with colleagues;
  • Strong work ethic with the highest degree of honesty, integrity, and discretion; and
  • Prior work experience in a privately-held construction will prove beneficial, but not required.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time position, and a competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with the market and the Ideal Candidate’s experience. Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, 401(k) with generous match and paid holidays/time off comprise the Benefits package.

Application: For immediate consideration, please submit resume to

Novak Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of sex, gender association, religion or disability