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Facility Controller (Union & Essex)


Newark, NJ
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Facility Controller (Union & Essex)
Job ID 6472           
Newark, NJ
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 7 Years

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position, working under the direction of Regional Accounting Director, will be responsible for participating and assisting with month-end close, preparation and analysis of financial statements, general ledger maintenance and account reconciliations, maintaining and implementing internal controls, and budgets and forecasts.


  • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Compile and analyze financial information necessary to complete the month-end accounting close including preparation, input, and validation of journal entries. 
  • Research, investigate and report variances on a monthly basis to maintain the integrity of the Company’s general ledger and financial statements.
  • Prepare balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations with supporting documentation, while investigating and resolving reconciling items in a timely manner.
  • Execute monthly flow of funds, monitor fund transfers and interact with trustees.
  • Interface with auditors and assist with the preparation and documentation to support both internal and external audits.
  • Prepare and maintain facility SOX documentation per company standards.
  • Prepare annual reports for regulatory compliance, banks, and clients.
  • Engage with the facility operations and finance team to develop annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Support Facility and Regional Management by providing necessary reports, analysis, and financial information.
  • Supports maintenance of plant operating statistics and waste model
  • Assists Buyer in closing PO’s and maintaining Open PO report.
  • Ad hoc reports/client invoices and projects as required.


  • Teamwork
  • Written/Verbal Communication
  • Sound Judgment
  • Customer Service
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • B.S. – Accounting or related field of study
  • Minimum of 7 plus years of relevant experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • PeopleSoft or similar ERP experience
  • Proficient with Excel.  Longview experience is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven track record for driving process efficiencies and problem solving
  • Position will cover multiple facilities thus travel between facilities is expected

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)

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