Project Accountant – East

Project Accountant

Job Summary
Job Type:Full-time, non-exempt
Division:East
Location:Harrisburg, PA
Experience:5-7 years relevant experience; construction experience preferred; previous experience on ERP job cost platform
Education:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field

This role provides day-to-day accounting support to the Project Management Team. Working closely with the Project Manager, you’ll monitor job progress and research variances to estimate and respond to inquiries from owners/customers and subcontractors. You’ll prepare owner/customer billings, follow up on A/R status, process subcontractor payment applications and other job costs, and verify employee time charged to jobs.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related technical field
  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience and/or training, construction experience a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency in Word/Outlook
  • Previous experience on ERP job cost platform (Sage Timberline, Viewpoint, JD Edwards, Dynamics/Great Plains) is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team-oriented environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with focus on process improvements
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn

Position Responsibilities:

  • At job start up, determine billing info and other accounting requirements and enter cost estimate into Sage 300 CRE job cost system and staffing data base
  • Prepare monthly customer invoices, including AIA format when required
  • Monitor A/R aging and follow up on outstanding invoices
  • Prepare monthly financial cost projections for CM, Design and Commissioning jobs
  • Maintain cost file that is used to prepare proposals and estimates
  • Maintain staffing data base that is used for project scheduling
  • Process and remit payroll taxes
  • Review remote time sheets for accuracy of job coding
  • Generate job cost posting
  • Account reconciliations (payroll withholdings/tax and benefit accruals)
  • Annual audit schedules and information requests
  • Review payroll for accuracy prior to posting

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