Responsible for all phases of project process compliance and accounting using established accounting principles and client approved playbooks, including financial reporting for clients, projects, or business units, analysis, assistance with budgeting, project estimating, project funding management, support of project manager's in the review and audit of project costs, and general ledger maintenance, as well as use sound technical skills and solid judgment to provide leadership within the accounting team.
Support budget development for construction projects drawing upon established project estimating protocols and commercially available benchmarks.
Support the strategic efforts through delivering detailed analysis of for projects financial status and compliance with budget goals
Assist in the scope development for planning group and may include participation in RFQ's or services as well as for assigned studies and or planning projects.
Monitor and ensure financial commitments and forecasted costs are clearly identified across project lifecycle, and ensure appropriate processes are followed to govern project expenditures.
Perform Full Cycle Accounting to include analysis of accounts or accounting transactions. Prepare and assist with cash management, AP and AR, Accruals and reconciliations. Prioritize and maintain organization of a high-volume workload for multiple clients.
Prepare comprehensive financial reporting packages timely and accurately in accordance with internal controls and client requirements; Includes prioritizing and maintaining high volume workload and productivity standards for multiple clients
Research, analyze and effectively communicate complex accounting issues and escalate appropriately. Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and facility management in a timely manner.
Apply appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting
Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and bring inconsistencies, problems and recommendations to the attention of management
Prepare and review fixed asset ledgers to ensure items are properly capitalized and depreciated based on owner requirements; Calculate and record straight-line rent based on client preferences
Comply and assist with internal and external audits by providing appropriate documentation and information as requested
Provide support and guidance by coaching Accountants as required by management; lead team meetings, assist with onboarding of new assignments or take a lead role on projects
Performs other related duties as required or requested.
Relevant training or direct experience in Project or Construction Management, with direct focus on cost estimating
College degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
Requires 5+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Specialized Knowledge/Skills - Experience with Yardi, MRI, or other real estate accounting software preferred; Strong MS Office Proficiency
Attention to Detail
Communication - Oral & Written
Strong construction estimating skills
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