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compensation: Based on Experience
employment type: full-time

Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of the Project Accountant is to have overall responsibility for ensuring project billings are accurate, issued timely and collected, ensuring the review, approval and posting of project costs, monitoring the progress of projects and investigating variances of posted or committed cost to estimates.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

Ensure contract value in accounting system reflects change orders and minimize change order exposure by monitoring change orders from pending to approved
Assist Project Manager in requisitioning purchase orders and subcontracts, monitoring equipment and material received and timely approval and posting of costs
Create, review and/or approve all Project related billings to customers; facilitate approval of invoices and collection from customer
Oversee payroll time collection and processing and ensure 3rd Party Labor invoices are processed timely and in accordance with policy
Reconcile actual and committed cost to original and current estimates and initiate corrections to committed cost as needed
Ensure subcontract change orders and equipment purchase orders are issued timely after customer change orders are approved
Participate in monthly cost reviews and document results, investigate project variances and submit reports to project and business unit management
Understand labor calculations, burden and related charges
Understand takeoffs and cost quantities
Prepare actual labor reports and monitor manpower forecasts against planned work and the related estimate and provide feedback to project management and supervision
Understand jurisdictional sales and use tax requirements for the project and ensure taxes on purchase orders and invoices are accurate
Maintain any project specific programs as required (i.e. Insurance, Owner paid, Sales Tax reimbursement, etc.)
Collect, compile and review data to monitor budgets regularly and proficiently with a high level of detail and accuracy
Prepare charts, reports to communicate data effectively and accurately. Detect and report trends
Assist management by preparing all routine reports and any special requested reports
Continue learning various technology, lessons learned or strategies to increase industry / position knowledge and suggest improvements
Report on budgets, overbillings and under-billings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Four year degree in accounting or finance and minimum of 3 years' experience in general ledger accounting or financial reporting is required
GAAP (Generally acceptable accounting principles) knowledge required
Must be able to perform and explain financial reviews with a high level of understanding; communicate findings competently to executive management and to project management
Ability to prepare and present information for project management staff one on one, in groups and for corporate trainings
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
Attention to detail, advanced organization skills and follow through is required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Strong computer skills with ability to learn and use software systems to carry out reporting functions is required
Ability to make suggestions for improvements based on findings and all related follow through and follow up
Mechanical contract experience is preferred but not required
Must be able to accept critical feedback and make changes
Experience as a cost engineer, cost analyst or project cost accountant is preferred
Understanding of construction contracting is preferred

Bernhard is an EOE M / F / Vet/ Disabled Employer and participates in the E-Verify program.

Applicants for Bernhard positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and verification of eligibility will be required at the time of commencement of employment.
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post id: 6790001568


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