Project Accountant- Construction at Michael Page USA

Chicago, IL

About the Job

Do you have a solid grounding in Construction Project Accounting and want to progress your career? Would you like to work with upper management as an individual contributor that will have a profound impact on the success of the business? Does the chance of working for a well established General Contractor that have secure financing and backing appeal to you? If so, please read the job description and click apply!

Client Details

The Sr. Project Accountant - Construction will work for a multi-million dollar general contractor that is well-established in the Chicago market. The office itself is located near downtown Chicago and you will be working directly with site staff and other sub-contractors. If you are interested, please read the job description and apply.

  • Provides financial leadership for project-based construction operations.
  • Coordinates with internal and external project team, including the Client and Architect, to develop parameters for financial management, record keeping and reporting.
  • Establishes accounting and internal control systems, practices and procedures to assure contractually compliant and legal project accounting.
  • Produces accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with Company policies, team-set requirements and U.S. GAAP
  • Prepares project operating plans and forecasts along with quantitative and qualitative variance analysis for Project Executives and Managers.
  • Prepares financial reporting for inclusion in construction progress reports.
  • Coordinates with Company Project Executives, Managers and Superintendents; Subcontractor Management; and other parties to assure continuous compliance with financial components of the Prime Contract and subcontracts.
  • Identifies and informs Company Project Executives and Senior Management of financial issues and consults with appropriate parties to resolve same.
  • Trains or participates in the training of Company and/or assigned project accounting staff
  • Supervises the work of assigned project accounting staff.
  • Participates in job performance reviews as appropriate.
  • Makes staffing recommendations.
  • Provides financial planning and analysis for projects in the development pipeline.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Related Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting experience in the construction industry, preferably for a general contractor.
  • Experience with project accounting, overhead, and cost coding.
  • Experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable
  • Process weekly payroll time sheet entry and collection for job-site.
  • Preparation and submission of timely and accurate billing reconciliations to job cost.
  • Strong working knowledge of Lien Laws and procedures.
  • Proficient use of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with Timberline/Sage software is highly desirable.

Job Offer

The Project Accountant - Construction will enjoy the opportunity to work for one of the most prestigious construction companies in the New England area. You will enjoy a strong base salary, bonus eligibility, 401K plan, health insurance and PTO schedule. If you are interested, please apply.
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