Birdseye is a premier architecture and building company, founded in 1984, and is comprised of a dedicated team of over 80 professionals focused on shaping Vermont’s architectural landscape. We offer a wide range of services, including architecture, custom home building, sitework, woodworking, metalwork, and property services. With a focus on craftsmanship, sustainability, and community, Birdseye creates exceptional residential spaces that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Joining Birdseye means becoming part of a dynamic team that values creativity and integrity, where your skills and vision can contribute to the continued success of this industry-leading company.

Your Impact: As the Controller at Birdseye Building Company, you will lead all accounting functions and staff, ensuring accuracy and compliance while fostering a warm and engaging work environment. Reporting directly to the principals, you will be a hands-on leader, seamlessly moving between accounting functions, financial management, and contributing to strategic planning. You will also oversee the recently implemented ERP system, leveraging its capabilities to continue to streamline processes and enhance financial reporting. We are seeking a strong people manager who can inspire by example, fostering positive relationships and building bridges across teams, clients, vendors, and partners. This is your chance to be a key player in our dynamic team, driving our continued success forward.

Your Role: In this role, your primary responsibilities include overseeing corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting and analysis, budget and forecast preparation, and developing internal control policies and procedures.

Finance Management

  • Manage all accounting operations including billing, accounts receivable, collections. accounts payable,
    general ledger, cost accounting, and revenue recognition.
  • Lead ongoing management of the newly implemented ERP system, leveraging its capabilities to continue to streamline processes and enhance financial reporting.
  • Provide financial reports and analysis to leadership, management, and various divisions.
  • Oversee and maintain the chart of accounts, an orderly accounting filing system, and a system of internal controls over accounting transactions. This includes developing and maintaining a separation of duties within the accounting department.
  • Maintain the integrity of the financial records for each division, and the transactions between them, and timely preparation of monthly and year-end financials.
  • Work with outside consultants to maintain accounting and other software programs.
  • Continually evaluate and improve the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of financial reporting.
  • Compile and analyze financial information and prepare account entries to document business transactions.
  • Reconcile and analyze GL accounts.
  • Calculate variances from budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide accurate cash flow forecasts and plans to leadership. Manage the cash position of the company and its divisions responsibly and methodically.March 4, 2024

Job Costing and Billing to Clients

  • Accurate costing of all jobs; by division and phase of project subcontractors, labor and materials.
  • Ensure that all vendor bills and credit card transactions have been compiled, approved, and applied to their respective jobs.
  • Provide transactional and client invoicing support and for the Design Department, ensuring timely and accurate billing.
  • Coordinate and verify accurate and timely invoices to clients.
  • Establish checks and balances to maintain the integrity and accuracy of all job costs/bills and client invoices.


  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Issue timely and complete monthly financial statements on the GAAP basis of accounting.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual review and tax return with CPA firm.
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed for capital investments, pricing decisions and contract negotiations.


  • Represent the Company in maintaining sound relationships with banks, insurance companies, and
    other financial institutions and groups.
  • Coordinate information to external advisors and for the annual review, insurance compliance, benefit compliance, and tax compliance. This includes workers compensation audits, general liability insurance audits, OSHA, 5500 form submissions for benefit plans, and all other audits and mandatory filings.
  • Compile and provide the necessary information for yearly ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) valuation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements. Oversee maintenance of all corporate records.

General Management

  • Manage, support, and develop accounting team.
  • As a key management team member, produce and present various reports as requested and contribute to decisions regarding the company’s overall management.

Your Experience:

  • Degree in accounting, finance or related field and 10 or more years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting management, budgetary, and reporting experience, preferably in a project-based industry requiring knowledge of cost accumulation and progress billing.
  • Knowledgeable of both accounting theory and practice, able to use and apply accounting system reporting tools for financial reporting.
  • Proficient in use of an ERP style of accounting system software (we use NetSuite), and ability to participate in iteration and evolution of system. Able to identify and consider business opportunities, challenges, and appropriate financial strategies to address each.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Well-organized, flexible, and able to juggle and prioritize competing tasks in a dynamic and rapid-growth environment.
  • Able to manage finances for a diverse group of divisions which are organized as individual companies operating in multiple states.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to put others at ease, directly address, negotiate and resolve concerns and conflicts, etc.
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization in a warm and approachable manner.

To Apply:

To apply, please contact our Recruitment Team at Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLC at

To learn more about Birdseye please visit our website at

Job Info

Location: 3104 Huntington Rd, Richmond, Vermont 05477, USA
Category: Accounting
Employment Type: Full Time
Posted: Apr 15, 2024
Deadline: Open Until Filled