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Senior Project Accountant

Chicago   •   USD65,000 - USD100,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Exciting opportunity with leading General Contractor
  • Ideal for experienced candidate looking to take next step in career

About Our Client

Our client provides their employees with structured goals which lets them control their own career. Together with close mentoring, they have achieved a remarkably low turnover, becoming a place for long-term careers. They care deeply about their people and clearly show it by continuous improvement initiatives, high pay, and unlimited growth opportunities. By realizing the value of strong relationships and the constant pursuit of improvement, our client has secured themselves as a market leader in their industry. After nearly a century in business, their focus on its people have continued to prove its worth. They have an incredible portfolio, with projects such as $100 million high rise hotels, residential buildings, hospitals, and the list goes on. And while they utilize all the resources of a large corporation, the culture offered to their employees gives them the growth opportunities and support of a small firm.

Job Description

The Role:

  • Review and enter subcontract agreements
  • Enter and maintain change order documentation
  • Prepare monthly pay requests (Billings)
  • Manage and communicate job cash flow
  • Analyze job cost and identify problems
  • Record cost transfers in accounting software
  • Maintain bond information request forms
  • Assist in job closeout process
  • Manage subcontractor payment distribution
  • Assist Project Manager in identifying the need for additional services
  • Issue project performance reports
  • Advise project team of accounting procedures and policies
  • Review owner contracts to ensure all terms and requirements are being met
  • Contribute to accounting team meetings with knowledge sharing and process improvement ideas

The Successful Applicant

As a main point of contact for teams, owners, and subcontractors, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and have a client focused approach. The will work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • BA in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent construction experience is required
  • 4+ years of accounting experience


  • Proficient with MS Office and MS Outlook; proven Excel skills
  • CMiC software experience would be an asset
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think analytically and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills

What's on Offer

  • Chance to work with some of the best in the industry
  • Autonomous working environment
  • Work on incredible projects
  • Close mentoring allowing unlimited career growth
  • Very competitive pay with bonuses