Project Accountant POST NUMBER: 408672

Indianapolis, IN, US On-Site
April 24th, 2024
$ 30.00 - 35.00 hourly
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Position: Construction Project Accountant
Location: Indianapolis
Pay:  Up to $35/hr

Job Description: We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Construction Project Accountant to join our client’s team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of construction projects from initiation to completion, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and financial success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Billing and Payable Processing: Complete billing invoices for various contract types, including lump sum and Cost Plus contracts.
  • Job Cost Review: Review job cost activity to ensure accurate coding and manage AP invoices including AIA invoices and lien waivers from vendors and subcontractors.
  • Documentation Management: Obtain proper approvals, documentation, and coding on all invoices, including cost revisions and change orders from Project Managers.
  • Project Setup and Integration: Set up projects in the accounting software, import estimates from Accounting Software to Project Management Software, and establish Schedule of Value (SOV) and original budget.
  • Accounts Reconciliation: Routinely reconcile job cost and A/R accounts, provide monthly billing accruals, and manage accounts receivable proactively.
  • Reporting and Coordination: Prepare checks for internal petty cash, collaborate with project personnel to prepare all required project reporting, and participate in cost review meetings with the project team.
  • Compliance and Risk Mitigation: Coordinate document review with the project team to ensure subcontractor compliance and mitigate the risk of financial default.
  • Cash Flow Management: Coordinate timely payments within contractual and statutory provisions for positive cash flow.
  • Project Closeout: Perform project close procedures, assist with archiving project and AP files, and handle other project accounting-related duties as requested.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
  • College Degree in Accounting or related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, including at least one-year industry-related accounting experience.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workflow, and provide accurate and timely support to projects.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, critical thinking, and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in CMiC, Sage experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Excel, and PDF editing (Adobe, Bluebeam).
  • Knowledge of construction accounting principles, including financial reporting, analysis, budgeting, general ledger, and accounts payable, or willingness to become proficient.
  • Understanding of AIA 702/703 billing forms for client billings and basic knowledge of AIA Contracts (A401, A121, A111), or willingness to gain proficiency.


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