Project Accountant


Job Details

Project Accountant

Colorado Springs, Colorado

06/10/2021

39705

Contract/Temp

Job Description



Job Description

Summary/Objective: The Project Accountant is a key member of the Accounting Department serving on multiple teams to ensure accuracy and consistency of reported financial data.

This position will report to a Senior Project Accountant and may have duties and responsibilities across multiple groups within the company.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A Project Accountant will be responsible for serving as a member of the accounting department, verifying and analyzing data, and building strong relationships with all departments served. 

  • Demonstrate understanding and alignment with the safety procedures and incorporate these into the department routines, as appropriate.
  • Reconcile processed work through verifying project accounting entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Answer questions as it relates to project billing or payment issues.
  • Make day-to-day decisions concerning the cost accounting treatment of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other financial transactions utilizing appropriate project accounting principles.
  • Coordinate monthly project billing cycles with project teams.
  • Recommend improvements, adaptations, or revisions in the accounting system and procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding and properly apply project accounting rules, policies and regulations across all types of transactions.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding accounting transactions.
  • Utilize standard spreadsheets and database software or accounting applications.
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve the accounting system and procedures, and recommend changes.
  • Actively seek career and professional growth. Attend company and/or industry training offerings. Set performance and learning goals during performance reviews. Actively seek additional development, as appropriate. Demonstrate a willingness to receive and apply coaching and feedback.
  • Represent the brand, ethics, and values in the workplace. Model desired professionalism, conduct, and behaviors. Foster collaboration and teamwork. Take initiative and responsibility for work quality.

Competencies

  • Communication – Written and Verbal
  • Relationship Building
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving / Balance Decision Making
  • Planning / Organizing
  • Drive for Results
  • Planning / Organizing
  • Adaptability / Agility

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Data entry skills
  • Skilled at receiving, understanding, and carrying out assignments with minimal supervision
  • Learnability skills
  • Prioritization skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Data analytics skills
  • Information and digital literacy skills
  • Skilled at discretion, confidentiality
  • Knowledge of and skilled at accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience using eCMS or other database/accounting software
  • Prior project accounting experience in the construction industry

Contract-to-direct

Full-time M-F 8 am to 5 pm

Pay rate $21 per hour+ DOE


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