Due to continued growth, ESP Associates is seeking a full-time Assistant Controller who is motivated to further their career working within a dynamic and growing Engineering, Surveying and Planning firm. The Assistant Controller will be located in the Fort Mill, South Carolina (south Charlotte) office and supporting all remote office locations.


  • Assistant and backup to the Corporate Controller 
  • Oversee accounts receivable and accounts payable staff 
  • Review timesheets and expense reports on a weekly basis for accuracy 
  • Administrator of weekly and bi-weekly payroll 
  • Prepare journal entries 
  • Assist with month end and year end closes 
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts 
  • Reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis 
  • Prepare monthly AR statements 
  • Make collection calls on outstanding AR 
  • Prepare sales and use tax computations 
  • Prepare annual property tax computations 
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of various audits throughout the year 
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures 
  • Maintain QuickBooks records and prepare financial statements for third party entities 
  • Assist HR with special projects as needed 
  • Learn to master and program Deltek Vision internet based Primary Business System 


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent required 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of general accounting experience 
  • Prior experience working with all levels of management and employees 
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices Knowledge of financial reporting 
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding accounting, payroll, and benefits 
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), a plus
  • Merger and acquisition experience, a plus 
  • Deltek Vision experience, a plus 
  • A/E Industry experience, a plus
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy.  

Key Competencies: 
Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Planning and Organizing, Confidentiality, Ethical Values, Excellent Communication Skills, Integrity, Initiative, Problem Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills


Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranking of 280 in 2021. In the Southeast, ESP’s primary territory, the firm received the 2020 ENR Southeast Top Design Firms ranking of 39.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan