Career Opportunities

Since 1998, J.D. Abrams L.P. has been a leader in initiating and participating in alternate project delivery methods.

Job Description


Job Location

Austin Corporate
5811 Trade Center Dr
Bldg 1
Austin, Tx 78744

Position Title: Controller

Type: Full-Time

Pay rate: Dependent on qualifications and previous experience

Supervisor: CFO

Hours of Work:  Normal hours 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F; Other hours as situations demand

Location: JDA Corporate Office, Austin Texas

Travel: As needed

FLSA Type: Exempt (Salary)

Start Date: Immediately

Summary and Definition

J.D. Abrams, L.P. is an employee-owned Texas heavy civil contractor seeking a full-time Controller to oversee its financial and cost accounting environments.  The Controller will report to the CFO and will manage and supervise all aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance as well as financial analyses & reporting. The Controller will assist with the development of internal control policies, procedures, and financial planning.


General Accounting:

-Manage accounting team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.

-Assist the CFO with overall financial operations including accounting, budgets, audits, tax compliance and other financial planning activities

-Provide financial leadership to our project and business managers

-Assist the CFO to ensure Abrams meets all financial, regulatory and compliance requirements

-Preparation of monthly WIP schedules, quarterly internal financial statements, as well as internal analysis reports

-Coordinate the annual financial statement audits of the company and its employee benefit plans (e.g. Welfare Benefit, 401K and ESOP)

-Assure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting


Financial Reporting:

-Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close.  Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.

-Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.

-Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operational procedures.

-Assist with the design and functionality of the Company’s accounting operating environment to include integration of the Accounting, Estimating, Project Management and Equipment Management systems

What we are looking for:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral, written communication, and collaborative skills
  • Strong math & analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of financial and tax accounting issues facing construction contractors
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly professional work output
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Dependability
  • Must submit to background check and pre-employment drug screening
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Basic understanding of how to operate standard business equipment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Organization and project management experience
  • Familiarity with Viewpoint Spectrum / Vista (or similar) construction specific enterprise software
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skillset
  • Ideal candidate has 10+ years of experience in the accounting field and will have extensive construction experience


Ability To:

  • Adapt to new innovations and processes
  • Quickly acquire and implement individually received training
  • Coordinate and interact with other department personnel daily
  • Multi-task
  • Function effectively as part of a team
  • Always maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Work independently


Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting or a related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license a plus
  • Experience in having led or managed a team or department


Developing your career at Abrams we will:

  • Regularly discuss performance objectives to quickly identify growth opportunities
  • Factor personal growth into career development
  • Offer opportunities for development to learn new skills and grow quickly
  • Support employees who want to pursue new roles in the company


Physical activities/Physical demands: Telephone daily 10%; keyboard manipulation daily 60%; standing 10% daily; bending 10% daily; and stretching/filing 10% daily.


Work environment: The work environment/physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



We do not accept resumes from Third Party Recruiting Firms for these positions. If you are an Agency or Search firm representative, contact the Human Resources Department directly for consideration. Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms through this source. In addition, Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees on unsolicited resumes that are submitted to any member of the Staffing or Operations team. Abrams has established an approved vendor program for this service, and will only consider accepting submissions from those approved firms. For consideration in becoming an approved vendor, contact our Human Resources Department

J.D. Abrams, LP is an equal opportunity employer . All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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