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Project Accountant

Company: Maxx Builders
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPrepares, examines and analyzes project cost accounting records and reports.Performs any necessary cost transfers to accurately record job cost activity.Assists project team with interpreting financial key performance indicators.Prepares owner billing in compliance with the terms and conditions of the owner contract, on a monthly, interim or milestone basis.Compiles all required back-up documentation for owner billings.Oversees the processing of trade partner pay applications timely and provides initial review for mechanical accuracy of the billings.Monitors status of owner payment for compliance with contract terms and follow up as needed.Assists with month-end reconciliation, including unbilled reports.Provides additional analytical support regarding project status and performance as needed.Assists in preparation of project-specific audits by providing documentation and backup required by external auditors.Assists Project Manager in closing projects and contracts once project is complete and all costs are billed and collected.Conducts final review of all project financials to ensure billings and cost budgets are complete and ready to close.Identifies opportunities for process improvements and establishes appropriate documentation.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAbility to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely mannerBasic understanding of construction contractsCommunication skills, verbal and writtenProficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skillsProficiency with ERP and payment workflow systemsProficiency with QuickbooksAbility to follow up on inquiries in a timely mannerAbility to understand and implement best practice standardsAbility to quickly and effectively solve complex problemsAbility to articulate issues in the ERP system to the IT teamAbility to deliver quality through attention to detailOrganizational skillsListening skillsAbility to respond quickly and efficiently, within 24 hoursAbility to build relationships with team members that transcend a projectAbility to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externallyExperience2+ years accounting experience in construction or related industry with project cost accounting (Preferred)EducationBachelor's degree in finance or accounting (Required)In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered

Keywords: Maxx Builders, Houston , Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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