IT Project Controller in Bakersfield, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job #:  839730

Apex Systems is currently looking for a IT Project Controller in Bakersfield, CA for a leading Energy Utility Client. 

Job Title: IT Project Controller 

Location: Bakersfield, CA 

Contract: 9 month contract, potential to extend 


Job Description:


Main function of a Project Controlleris to work closely with the IT planner, project managers, AFE owners, the business unit architect and accounting staff to support the portfolio process, and the architecture processes. The process includes tracking overall portfolio health, budget forecasting and reporting, Policy 564 management.



  • Assume primary responsibility for coordination of monthly portfolio and financial reporting.
  • Support project managers and AFE owners with cost investigation.
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels and disciplines to gather inputs on progress and performance
  • Update portfolio controls metrics, including schedule performance trends
    • Provide reporting support for financial metrics
  • Monitoring and document portfolio progress and other.
  • Manage and lead tasks as assigned by IT planner and business unit architecture
    • Assist with project intake and setup under the guidance of a IT planner
      • Capture formal project architecture review documentation
    • Complete tasks to the right accuracy and quality standards
    • Complete tasks efficiently and on time
    • Support the cross-functional team in a helpful and positive manner.



  • Understanding of the Policy 564 process, Project & Portfolio Management processes & best practices, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (i.e. Waterfall, Agile etc.) and Financial Management process (i.e. Budgeting, Invoicing, Accruals, Cost Investigation, PO Submission etc.) required.
  • Effective communicator at all levels of the organization (team member to Sr. leadership)
  • Strong Teamwork skills
    • Ability to allocate time efficiently, handle multiple demands and competing priorities.


Qualifications- Required and Preferred:

  • 2+ years of IT Project Controller and IT Project Coordination experience
  • High School Degree/GED required.
    • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Accounting or Project Management
  • Experience working with and supporting project budgets required. Working mostly with Capital budget; finance acumen, invoice tracking, project actuals, project forecasting, process accruals required
  • Strong MS Excel and SharePoint experience required
  • Experience with Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (MS PPM), Power BI, Ariba, SAP, and Apptio preferred
  • Excellent financial acumen and technical aptitude
  • Oil/Gas or IT industry experience within an Enterprise environment preferred









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