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Project Accountant

Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

The Project Accountant will be accountable for setting up projects in the accounting system, contract administration, job costing, monitoring the financial progress of projects, and ensuring that project billings are issued to clients and payments collected. This position requires frequent interaction with other accounting staff in dealing with billing issues, project expenses, profit recognition, and project financial performance. The Project Accountant works closely with project managers to facilitate the billing process and performs project financial analysis for a particular project or group of projects. This position will also be required to assist with other accounting functions which may include monthly close, journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules, backfilling for all levels of accounting staff, and special projects.What will I be doing daily in this role?Project AccountingCreates and maintains projects in the accounting systemMaintains project-related records, including contracts and change ordersEffectively communicates with project managers and others regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals and any additional services related to billings and all associated record maintenanceMonitors status of pending change ordersManages project compliance (contract terms, billing deadlines, insurance, reporting, etc.)Monitors accounts receivable and works with project managers on collection effortsBudget vs. actual reporting for budget ownersPrepares draft and final invoices - timely and in the required formatResponds to requests for more detail from clients regarding billingsPurchase order facilitation and managementEnsures subcontractors are in compliance with the terms and conditions of their contract documentsAssists accounts payable with obtaining project manager approvals on expensesPurchase order facilitation and managementProvides accounts payable with advice on coding relative to consultant invoicing and project expensesRecommends and implements agreed process improvements to the billing cyclePrepares special project analyses as requiredCompiles information for external auditors as requiredAccountingAssists and/or serves as back-up for other accounting staff as neededAssists with monthly close as needed including journal entries, balance sheet schedules, and analysisProvides year-end support of auditor requirementsAssists with compliance as needed including sales & use tax returns and workers compensation auditsWhat qualifications are needed to do this role?A bachelor's degree in accounting or related field is strongly preferredExperience with Sage Intact Construction Accounting is a plus3-5 years accounting or related experience including 1-2 years construction accounting management experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties outlined belowIntermediate to advanced computer literacy in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Teams and Excel)Effective verbal and written communication skillsCPA, MBA, CMA, or any construction certifications are a plus***This position will be in the Hingham, MA office location for at least 90 days then can be Hybrid if the candidate prefers.Why work with Mantis?Backed by a culture of ingenuity, excellence, and a curious but humble approach to problem-solving, Mantis Innovation is reimagining facility performance. We provide managed facility services and turnkey program management with technology-enabled solutions that target the entire building footprint - from roofs, walls, and pavement, to HVAC, lighting, and power - as we guide our clients on their journey towards increased sustainability.Our dynamic and diverse workforce and regional office locations span the country from Massachusetts to Washington. Our goal is to foster creativity and emphasize innovative approaches to problem-solving. As a company, we support and promote teams across the organization by building skillsets, empowering professional development, and welcoming diversity among our employees, both in their backgrounds and in their viewpoints. With an autonomous working environment and collaborative company culture, we're proud of our work/life balance and commitment to having fun along the way.Start your own journey with Mantis and help us and our clients work toward a more sustainable future together.APPLY TODAY!Mantis Innovation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.#ID4

Keywords: MANTIS INNOVATION LLC, Leominster , Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Leominster, Massachusetts

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