Project Accountant

 
BOTHELL, WA

The project accountant is actively involved in accounts payable, accounts receivable and job cost processes on assigned projects. You will work closely with our project team to manage the financial functions for the project, including but not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage accounts payable processing, ensure proper sales & use taxes are applied and keep accounts up to date

  • Ensure proper contract values are in the accounting software for all committed costs

  • Manage and track lien releases and required billing documentation from subcontractors prior to issuing payments throughout the duration of the project; report any issues to the project team

  • Ensure all project costs are posted prior to client billings

  • Responsible for client billings, ability to read construction contracts to determine billing deadlines, billable and non-reimbursable expenses, and approved billing rates for staff and field labor

  • Reconcile monthly client billings and generate periodic project cost reports

  • Update the labor projection, equipment and other tracking or planning summaries as needed

  • Support the PM with managing and organizing contracts, subcontracts, and other project related documentation

  • Manage project financial closeout, ensure final contract amounts and closeout documentation has been received from all subcontractors prior to issuing final payments

  • Act as liaison between project operations staff, subcontractor’s accounting, and accounting management

  • Assist in audits and other duties as needed

  • Reports to the accounting Controller

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred or equivalent combination of education & experience

  • 2+ years of construction accounting experience required, AP and/or AR experience

  • Familiarity with construction contracts preferred

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to pay attention to detail is a must

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Takes ownership of duties and asks for help if/when needed

  • Must be a self-starter, able to identify problems and make recommendations for solutions

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with integrity and a commitment to the company values and vision

  • Proficient in MS Office, with a focus on Excel, Word & Outlook

  • Experience using Spectrum Software preferred

This job description is provided as a guideline and should not be construed as a full and complete description of all duties or as a contract of employment. These guidelines may change with time, and the company maintains the right to make changes at any time with or without notice.