PROJECT ACCOUNTANT 2021-09-15T19:31:33+00:00


Southern California Career Opportunities




EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:  Monday thru Friday/8:00 am to 5:00 pm

REPORTS TO: Controller and Assistant Controller

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:  Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities for assigned projects.


  • Manage all accounting related functions for assigned projects.
  • Prepare loan and/or equity draws/requests
  • Approve checks prior to runs
  • Maintain project checking accounts
  • Review, post, initial and date contracts
  • Review and record escrow proceeds and daily sales escrow closings
  • Set-up budgets in the job cost/general ledger system
  • Generate and review monthly financials and job cost reports for each entity/LLC
  • Assist project teams with any questions or needs related to project costs/revenue
  • Manage invoices, payments, and compliance for assigned projects.
  • Process vendor invoices accurately and within assigned timeline.
  • Process sub-contractor payments accurately and within assigned timeline.
  • Collect and track compliance documents.
  • Generate reports including Revenue, A/R, Contract Status, and Job Cost.
  • Oversee Accounting Assistants for assigned projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Review, analyze, and adjust job cost and revenue budgets monthly for each project to determine accuracy, sufficiency, and profitability
  • Monitor each project for loan funding sufficiency and overall cash flow
  • Prepare loan funding analysis in advance of loan request to determine sufficiency of cash flow and possible additional equity requirements
  • Perform other analysis on an as-needed basis
  • Work with the Controller and Assistant Controller to determine and resolve ay projected funding shortfalls


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, or similar, required
  • Experience in the construction industry, preferred
  • 4-5 years’ experience as a project accountant, or similar.
  • Proficiency in electronic accounting systems, such as Newstar
  • Ability to interact with senior management and other departments
  • Advanced proficiency in managing general ledgers, journal entries, and account reconciliations.
  • Exceptional ability to prepare project budgets, financial forecasts, and tax reports.
  • Extensive experience in project invoicing and billing.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in accounting.
  • Excellent communication skills toward effective collaboration and customer service.
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position assists in the supervision of Accounting Assistants.

A complete job description is available upon request.


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