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AECOM Controller, AECOM Capital in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

Formed in 2013, AECOM Capital is the real estate investment arm of AECOM (NYSE: ACM). AECOM Capital invest in real estate projects where they can add value by providing investment capital as well as, design, development and construction expertise. AECOM Capital is focused on strategies where our best-in-class investment and execution capabilities allow us to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to investors. AECOM Capital’s integrated team of Investment and Design & Construction professionals is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York.

This position will be based in Los Angeles, CA (Century City) and will offer some flexibility for hybrid work schedules with regular in-office presence expected.

We are looking to fill an open Controller role in AECOM Capital that will report to the Chief Accounting Officer of AECOM. The ideal candidate will have extensive progressive controllership and management experience at a national public accounting firm, in private industry, or a mix of both with experience in the private equity industry. This Controller will collaborate with various members of AECOM Capital leadership in ensuring accurate financial reporting.


  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions, including joint venture partners

  • Act as a subject matter expert to analyze transactions within the AECOM Capital structure and related investments

  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results

  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements, including annual audit activities with external auditors

  • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process

  • Managing the annual budgeting process

  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement, and implementing new processes

  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems

  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics

  • Overseeing regulatory reporting, including support for tax compliance

  • Hiring, training, managing performance, and retaining skilled accounting staff

  • Liaise with other AECOM corporate departments regarding major transactions, reporting and funding needs (i.e., Treasury, FP&A, Investor Relations)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting/Finance required plus extensive experience including Big 4 or National public accounting firm experience, or progressive Controllership experience, as well as management of teams and at least 6 years of leadership experience

  • CPA required

  • Highly organized multitasker who works well in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of products and presenting to senior management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Private equity industry experience preferred

  • Experience with various investment fund and operating structures, including the setup of new funds

  • Experience with Oracle and TM1 systems is preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. Bonus opportunities are tied to both company and individual performance and vary from year-to-year. The salary range for this position is $200,000 - $250,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10084332

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: ACAP

Career Area: Finance

Work Location Model: Hybrid