Project Controller

Title: Project Controller
Location: Remote
Job Code: PC-2024
Job Link: SEARCH Job Postings – Direct Applications

Position Information

SEARCH has an immediate opening for a Full-time Project Controller/Financial Analyst to join our accounting team.

The Project Controller (PC) project controller is responsible for financial, accounting and analysis for several business sectors. PC will provide leadership with relevant financial data required for budgetary and financial decisions. Will ensure projects comply with internal processes and GAAP. Responsible for proper setup and implementation of Costpoint accounting system (including but not limited to labor reporting/analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost reporting and allocations.) Work closely with Project Managers (PM) and assist them with all aspects of project finances.

SEARCH provides a flexible work environment, a professional and collaborative atmosphere, and a wide range of projects and opportunities for our staff. SEARCH offers a competitive total compensation package with strong health and wellness and retirement plans. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, group term life insurance, 401(k) plan with match, 10 paid holidays per year, and Unlimited paid time off (PTO). Pay is commensurate with education and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct support to projects with any finance issues including project setup, billing, collections, analysis of actual vs. plan, overhead analysis, and errors resulting from process issues.
  • Reviews contract proposals and plans to determine timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, billing requirements, appropriate contract setup in financial system, and appropriate staffing requirements.
  • Works with PMs to ensure they understand their key business metric and project constraints. Monitors finance compliance with SEARCH policies and procedures and offers ideas/solutions for problem areas.
  • On a monthly basis, reviews and monitors project P&L with PMs and CFO.
  • Performs analyses and prepares Ad Hoc financial reports.
  • Prepares strategic plans and monitors variance between plan and actuals.
  • Ensures PM is aware of risk and assists PM with obtaining adequate funding by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the client.
  • Responsible for actuals reconciliation, budget change requests and ensuring proper cost controls and accounting.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related discipline
  • 3 years of experience related experience.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products with an emphasis on Excel.
  • Experience with Costpoint (at least 1 year).

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Understanding of the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry (firms, clients, contracts, new research, and projects) at the regionwide, nationwide, and worldwide level.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References

Other Important Need-to-Know Information

  • This position will require flexible availability outside of standard working hours.
  • Applicants must be eligible to be employed in the United States.
  • SEARCH is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.
  • SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • SEARCH is an Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification of criminal, education, driving, and/or employment background checks as well as passing results from a pre-employment drug screen.


SEARCH Compensation and Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Per Diem (for overnight travel)
  • SEARCH-subsidized Group Health Insurance (including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage)
  • SEARCH-provided Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • SEARCH-provided Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • SEARCH-provided Group Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Generous 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays (10)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Merit-Based Raises, Bonuses, and Promotions


Overland and underwater, SEARCH is an archaeology firm that deploys the full spectrum of cultural heritage services worldwide. SEARCH2O, its maritime program, is at the forefront of historic shipwreck and submerged pre-contact archaeology, paleolandscape reconstruction, and deep-water archaeology. SEARCH’s staff are cultural resources industry leaders, pioneers, and subject matter experts across 45 Market, Regional, and Research Sectors. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed more than 5,000 commercial and government projects in 48 US states, 6 US territories, and 39 countries spanning 7 continents and 4 oceans. By integrating science, technology, and creativity, SEARCH harnesses the power of the past to advance the projects, places, and people it serves.     

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