Project Controller

Location: Remote
Job Code: 1966
# of Openings: 1


Basic Function

The project controller position is responsible for the accounting operations of the Covid Division, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, and enhance the accuracy of the Division's reported financial results.

The role of Project Controller position is to provide accurate and timely analysis of all financial planning activities and provide recommendations to senior management team to realize the strategic goals of the business. This position plays a key role in steering the future growth of the Division.


Eligible candidates should be a Certified Public Accountant, have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and have 5+ years of experience working in public or corporate accounting.


  • Ability to roll-up sleeves and work in a hands-on environment is a must. 
  • Exceptional Excel Spreadsheet skills is a must; advanced knowledge of summarizing, grouping and working with other advanced Excel formulas is required
  • Solid understanding of the creation, maintenance and use of Excel pivot tables is also needed
  • Strong leadership skills and self-motivated orientation is required.
  • Ability to drive to completion multiple projects at a given time.
  • Ability and desire to learn new software systems. 


  • Experience with inventory accounting is a plus.
  • Knowledge of advanced query tools such as Power Query would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of PowerBi would be a plus.

Working Conditions

Job is remote, however, if applicant is in the Columbus, OH area or Herndon, VA area, in person collaboration with team members will be encouraged.  Occasional out-of-town travel may be required.  Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.

General Responsibilities

Reporting to the Covid Program Director as well as the Covid Director of Reporting, the controller will be responsible for oversight of finance and accounting activities for the Covid Division.  This will include strong understanding of each Covid contract in order to prepare monthly data to generate revenue and expense accruals based on project activity; handling billing, collection and payment applications; spear-heading the Covid Division’s  financial forecasting (EAC) efforts; working with LTS’ accounting group to streamline direct and indirect expense tracking; inventory tracking and reporting; build out month end close templates to streamline month end close; and other projects requested by senior management.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the Company’s financial status;
  • Assist the Program Director & Director of Reporting during the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Manage division cash flow forecasting by extracting pertinent estimates from the program managers and others to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and assist the Program Director in establishing finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Work with project managers to develop and track project financial forecasts and their associated variances to Plan and prior forecasts
  • Enhance, refine and maintain EAC financial models (Excel) to capture current actual and estimated future profit and loss (P&L) performance results
  • Establish and maintain processes to analyze current, past and future project profitability performance (revenue, direct cost and expense) versus Plan and prior forecast projections
  • In collaboration with the Corporate Controller and for each active project, present month-end closing entries to:
    • Accrue for all unposted project costs and
    • Recognize revenues consistent with established Company practices
  • Summarize and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner that clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual project P&L performance
  • Develop and maintain a regular, repeatable, reporting process to keep senior leadership abreast of the Company’s project P&L financial status
  • Prepare and analyze EAC financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial information that identifies operating variances beyond acceptable established tolerances
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis, and prepare presentations for Senior Management, as required

LTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

COVID Response

To ensure compliance with this projects’ requirements under President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, this project requires employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021. Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process with Human Resources.

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