Area Controller

Covanta - West Palm Beach, FL3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $130,000 a year
Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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The Area Controller, reporting to the Regional Finance Director, will lead the finance/accounting activities, planning and analysis for a group of facilities (3) in the region in accordance with the US generally accepted accounting (US GAAP) principles and internal policies and procedures as well as provide finance support to the facility managers / area asset managers.

Location: Palm Beach/Miami

Key Responsibilities

Partner with the facility/area management in achieving business objectives
Own the review and ensure timely reporting of financial statements for all facilities in his/her scope in the region is in compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and SOX/internal controls
Responsible for ensuring monthly/quarterly financial forecasts and annual budgets are prepared with direction from the Operational/Business Leadership teams to achieve Company goals
Maintain and perform comparative analysis of the long term financials models for the respective facilities in the area
Perform operational statistical and metrics tracking, evaluate financial performance comparing actual results to plans while also making recommendations to obtain goals
Prepare quantitative and qualitative variances explanations including risk and accounting treatment assessment
Identify trends, interpret/analyze financial data and prepare models to provide decision support around expense and capital projects including strategic initiatives, acquisitions, business development and compliance of contractual guarantees and penalties
Undertake a full range of duties relevant to leadership, management and development of team members
Identify opportunities and lead continuous improvement initiatives
Special projects/ad hoc request as assigned

Position Requirements

Key Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in finance / accounting
Strong understanding of US GAAP
CPA or MBA or equivalent certification preferred
10+ years of relevant work experience
Ability to work independently as well as in a team oriented culture and with Client based sensitivities
Ability to handle multiple assignments meeting strict deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to identify and resolve complex finance and accounting issues in addition to frequent financial analysis and preparations
Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex issues, and develop innovative solutions
Strong problem solving skills and the ability to exercise judgment to make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses in addition to being flexible with on-the-fly requests
Ability to interpret and adhere to contractual language
Attention to detail, desire to learn and adapt is a must, process-oriented
Strong communications, presentation and networking skills
Experience with Longview and PeopleSoft is preferred, or with similar product(s) is required
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Manage direct reports

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)