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Project Accountant

Company: Jefferson Wells - a ManpowerGroup Company
Location: Arvada
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Jefferson Wells has an opening for a Project Accountant, with our client, in CO. This can be a remote position.

The Senior Project Accountant understands construction from design to build-out and is able to accurately and efficiently monitor and report on project P&L from each job, while understanding project plan vacancies.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a high-level understanding of all Project Accounting functions and GAAP
  • Monitors and control project estimates, budgets, commitments, forecasts, and actual cost records
  • Assists Finance Manager in designing, implementing, and maintaining appropriate financial/operational procedures and processes
  • Reviews reporting details for precision and importance
  • Investigates project variances and ensure proper resolution
  • Reports on KPI's of projects to Executive level
  • Month-end closing procedures including reconciliations, reporting, and documenting
  • Audit projects after job closing
  • Accurately calculates Earned Revenue by Percentage of Completion/Cost to Cost
  • Reviews contracts to understand job accounting requirements

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assists corporate staff with other duties on an as-needed basis


  1. A key contributor to the monthly financial close process. Generating financial statements in accordance with local and US GAAP.
  2. Report on the financial past, present, and future performance of projects, with a deep understanding of the drivers behind variances including earnings, expenses, and operational growth.
  3. Ensure compliance with Corporate accounting practices and procedures and internal controls. Ensure complete compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements, ensuring procedures and internal controls are in place.
  4. Deep understanding of the business unit's financial health and key drivers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong industry background and the ability to understand construction from development to build-out
  • Advanced Excel including pivot tables, correctly linking and updating files, and v-lookups


  • BS Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • 4+ year's Cost Accounting experience
  • 2+ year's financial planning and analysis (budgeting) experience with the ability to review data and concisely write variance analysis explanations.

Keywords: Jefferson Wells - a ManpowerGroup Company, Arvada , Project Accountant, Other , Arvada, Colorado

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