Accountant - Milwaukee Construction

Milwaukee Permanent USD50,000 - USD70,000
  • Opportunity to work your way up and grow within the company
  • Competitive Base Salary

About Our Client

Our client is a Milwaukee-based General Contractor that has quickly become one of Wisconsin's fastest growing construction firms. As a family owned and operated company, they are looking for an accountant to act as an extension of their family and match their positive company culture. They specialize in nearly all sectors of construction including commercial, retail, healthcare, education, senior living and restoration, making a name for themselves as a dominating force in Wisconsin construction.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


  • Construct Payment Applications
  • Interact directly with project managers, estimators, and other staff
  • Handles bi-monthly timesheet processing
  • Establish, modify, document, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Collects and reviews project subcontractor/supplier lien waivers.
  • Collects, reviews, and processes subcontractor/supplier monthly project invoices. Needs to ensure all invoices have been accrued properly and timely to the correct cost reports and phase codes.
  • Ensures proper payments to all subcontractors and major suppliers.
  • Individual ensures timely submittal of project P&Ls and reviews the P&Ls for accuracy.
  • Provides monthly assistance to Project Management staff in the preparation of monthly billings to project owners.
  • Collects, reviews and submits monthly owner billings for processing.
  • Monitors cash flow and communicate with the project staffs on tracking A/R and when the projects are paid.
  • Assist and take charge of construction progress billings for material and installation jobs from beginning to end, including issuing lien waivers, communicating with installers, project managers, and customers.
  • Assist with ongoing change orders for jobs and updating Excel spreadsheets as the accounting record for auditing purposes.
  • Backup for the A/P coordinator processing Accounts Payable invoices
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations for prepaid and accrual accounts

The Successful Applicant

  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting
  • Experience at a general contractor preferred
  • Pivot tables and excel formulas experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knows how to properly and efficiently process billings, subcontractor payable, waivers and AIA documents
  • Has general ledger experience
  • Is organized, detail-oriented, and analytical
  • Has the ability to work independently and has strong multi-tasking skills
  • is proficient in Excel, Word, construction specific accounting software, and Viewpoint
  • Works well in team environment

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Benefits
  • Growth potential
  • Flexible working environment
  • Standard holidays
  • Standard PTO
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