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Project Accountant in Los Angeles Metro Area at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/3/2018

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Job Summary

  • Assigned by and reports to the Regional Accounting Manager on all matters of an accounting nature. Day-to-day coordination and supervision is through the Project Manager. The Project Accountant is responsible for total project accounting, including cost accounting, account payable, payroll, owner billings, and subcontractor payment management. Project accountant performs all functions in consonance with the company's culture, ethics, and code of conduct.
  • The project accountant is responsible to the accounting department to ensure that company policies and procedures are followed (both accounting and operational matters the account may observe) and that the financial reporting of costs and projections are fairly stated and accurate. Additionally, the project accountant is responsible to alert the Supervisor of Project Accounting if the accountant feels that cost reports, cost projections or individual transactions, are not reasonable and/or should be reviewed by others in the Accounting department.
  • The project accountant is responsible to the jobsite team and project manager to ensure that company policies and procedures are followed with respect to day-to-day accounting functions at the jobsite. Especially significant matters include the evaluation of and monitoring of subcontractor financial requirements related to the performance of their subcontract and monthly payment applications. Additionally, the project accountant assists the project manager with the preparation of the monthly payment request to the owner.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree in accounting/finance or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of accounts payable and accounts receivable experience
  • Payroll experience
  • Excellent understanding of accounting procedures
  • Team player with excellent communication abilities
  • Proven ability to work independently with multiple reporting relationships