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Project Controller

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Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 131808 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Project Controller to join our team in New Orleans, Louisiana (US-LA), United States (US).


Project Controller will be the point person for all accounting and finance needs at a project level. Individual will support project execution strategies by evaluating estimates and project costs, ongoing capital work, data reporting/analysis for management, budgeting, and forecasting while ensuring alignment with Entergy Project Delivery Standards.  Additionally, the Project Coordinator will provide analytical expertise to support project and portfolio management.


This position interfaces directly with Project Managers and his/her PMO Leadership, providing trusted insight into the financial health of a project.


Primary Duties & Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide financial guidance to ensure financial situations are transparent to the senior management and core project team, which includes status updates during matrix meetings
  • Responsible for maintaining the cost model for IT projects
  • Responsible for financial tasks related to change requests
  • Performs property accounting functions
  • Performs tasks related to financial SOX controls
  • Assist with contingency management process
  • Work with Scheduler to ensure accurate cost loaded into the schedules
  • Partner with Finance on corrections
  • Supports and reviews all accruals and forecast reports for the project
  • Prepares cash flow estimates in support of monthly PE processes
  • Prepare annual project budgets and monthly project forecasts
  • Analyze cost drivers and monthly performance of project compared to forecast and budget
  • Partner with project manager and leads in preparation for the project’s estimate-at-completion (EAC)
  • Challenge the project’s estimate-to-complete by following company procedures and ensuring risk and opportunities are managed to optimize the project financial targets
  • Oversee financial project milestones
  • Develop the financial section of the monthly operational review package
  • Forecast weekly project cash inflows and outflows
  • Recommend opportunities for process improvement and simplification
  • Target high risk project costs and balance sheet accounts for periodic testing and project specific tracking
  • Support internal and external project audits as needed
  • Assist Project Team in developing/reviewing/implementing cost corrective actions & recovery plans
  • Interfaces with project team(s) as necessary for cost control monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Provides day-to-day detailed monitoring and analysis of project budgets and actuals
  • Participates as member of project/program audits and prepares internal corrective action plans



  • May be required to be a US Citizen
  • 5+ years of working in a controller capacity
  • Minimum 5 years experience working with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and the remainder of the MS Office suite
  • Minimum 3 years experince working alongside Project Management and Project Management Office 
  • Minimum 3 years of basic/generic data skills (tools & concepts)



  • Primavera P6 certification desirable
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity to adapt to changing work priorities
  • Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills are required
  • Complex Problem Solving -- identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate 
  • Work independently and follows through on assignments with minimal direction while keeping the team informed


Minimum Educational Background and Physical Requirements Required to Perform Job:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline or at least 5 years of experience working with cost loaded schedules.


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, disability, age, veteran-status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other class protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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