Aegion Corporation

  • Controller

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Aegion Corporation is looking for an experienced Controller to join our team. The position can be based in either Houston, TX or Durango, Colorado. This position will work as a key contributor to the finance division, providing support to two businesses in our Corrosion Protection platform: United Pipeline Systems and Aegion Coating Services.


    Aegion Corporation is a global leader in infrastructure protection and provides proprietary technologies and services to protect against the corrosion of industrial pipelines and for the rehabilitation and strengthening of sewer, water, energy and mining piping systems and buildings, bridges, tunnels and waterfront structures. Aegion’s business activities include manufacturing, distribution, installation, coating and insulation, cathodic protection, research and development and licensing. Its products and services are currently utilized and performed in more than 100 countries across six continents.



    • Supervise the month-end closing process to ensure results are timely and accurate
    • Direct the preparation of monthly financial statements, supplemental reports and related analysis to facilitate monthly management review and decision-making
    • Perform detailed analysis of material, yields, labor, productivity, overhead absorption, spending, and capital investments reporting and forecasts
    • Supervise accounting and finance staff related to GL, AP, AR, banking and cash management, job cost, revenue recognition, expense review, payroll and taxes to ensure accurate and timely processing
    • Coordinate with Corporate support teams when applicable including Legal, Tax and Corporate Finance among others
    • Ensure all internal controls are in place and complied with, and that policies are in accordance with reporting requirements and meet Sarbanes-Oxley compliance rules and regulations
    • Implement and manage processes and procedures so that accounting records are prepared, maintained and reported in accordance with all applicable accounting requirements
    • Lead business unit cash management and accounts receivable/collections
    • Prepare forecasts of business activity and financial position using backlog, sales and capacity metrics
    • Direct the preparation of business unit budgets and forecasts
    • Coordinate critical and complex financial analysis to evaluate variances, productivity analysis, systems and operational efficiencies, and modeling of return on investment of capital projects
    • Perform economic modeling and business opportunities when required including revenue growth and/or cost reduction programs and other strategic initiatives. Recommend corrective actions to improve the profitability of projects and the business unit
    • Review with operations teams processes for estimating, actual vs. estimate analysis, estimate-to-complete calculations
    • Serve as the point person for testing and overseeing new applications, processes, procedures and system security for the subsidiary


    • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Economics, or Finance, or equivalent required
    • Must be bilingual - English/Spanish
    • CPA or MBA preferred
    • 7 to 10 years accounting experience required
    • Must have financial analysis and accounting experience within the oil and gas, construction, coatings, engineering services or manufacturing environment
    • Must have experience with project accounting, cost accounting, and percentage of completion revenue recognition
    • Must be familiar with financial analysis, accounting, auditing, and analytical experience
    • Familiarity with U.S. GAAP and current SEC rules and reporting requirements
    • Must be able to gather and merge all pertinent statistical data, use and demonstrate sound business analysis with strong spreadsheet skills using MS Excel
    • JD Edwards (JDE) or similar ERP experience highly preferred
    • Must be capable of making people management decisions and comfortable in a management position
    • Excellent internal and external customer service skills required
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently or in a team environment as situation necessitates
    • Position requires up to 25% travel

    We offer a competitive salary with career growth opportunities and a full benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Annual Bonus Potential, Matching 401k, Tuition Assistance, Overtime Pay, Paid Time Off, and much more. 


    Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.


    VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested



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