The Project Accountant is a key business role for maintaining a successful, growing, and profitable office. The Project Accountant will be the financial liaison between the Healthcare Studio and corporate accounting. It requires a savvy business acumen, comfort with financial information including budgets, costs, and revenue, and able to translate financial terms to nonfinancial personnel. The candidate is expected to develop a strong relationship with project managers, principals, and studio leader to help reach financial goals on projects.
Review contract documents for financial details to assist Projects Managers in project setup
Setup projects in ERP system and ensure complete documentation
Assist project managers in staffing the projects
Oversee project planning and determine corrective action
Oversee collections for key clients, and maintain relationships with business liaisons at those client offices.
Optimize project profitability by informing project manager of planned outcomes
Report on project performance monthly to corporate
Prepare project invoices (billing to clients) and work on deadlines for Revenue cycle
Liaise with architectural studio staff to improve studio understanding of financial terminology and outcomes
Attend and lead aspects of office financial meetings
Prepare pay requisition forms
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional experience in accounting/finance department in Architectural, Engineering or Professional service firm preferred.
Deltek Vision experience is preferred
Familiarity with excel (V-lookups, pivot tables)
oversee collections for key clients, and maintain relationships with business liaisons at those client offices
Understand financial and industry lingo quickly, and become an office wide resource/trainer for the ERP system (Deltek Vision), project planning and financial topics.
Comfortable with variety of personalities, and in speaking with groups of people at all levels.
Professional, polished, and have an interest in the business side of a large and growing architecture/design firm.
If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, send your cover letter, resume and salary history as one file ( Adobe PDF preferred but Word is acceptable) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “NEW YORK - Project Accountant – Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Perkins Eastman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the Federal E-Verify program. EOE/M/F/D/V
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