Project Accounting Manager at Pike Electric, Inc in Marietta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:  The Project Accounting Manager-Engineering works under the guidance of and assists the Director of Project Accounting, the Finance/Accounting team and Operations team in managing the oversight, preparation, analysis, and distribution of internal financial reporting. Responsibilities will include accounting and other special projects assigned by management from time to time and are summarized below.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the monthly accounting close process including analytical review of monthly operating results to ensure accurate, fair, and complete accounting records are maintained

  • Assist with the Company’s annual close process

  • Prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting

  • Document and standardize transaction processes. Review and recommend process improvements.

  • Review and analyze various account reconciliations

  • Review contracts to ensure revenue transactions are recorded in accordance with ASC 606

  • Review and monitor AP costs and cost accruals to ensure appropriate cutoff

  • Assist in communication and scheduling with external auditors

  • Manage and assist with external audit requests related to project accounting

  • Manage, review, and assist with providing data to key operations and finance personnel on receivable metrics and KPI’s with emphasis to improved cash cycle

  • Review and assist the operations and billing teams in the timely and accurate billing of all customer accounts

  • Manage, review, and assist with providing operating cost data, including contract labor accruals, per diem spend, and other items that may arise from time-to-time

  • High visibility and interaction with senior management including Division President and Vice Presidents.  Assist with communication of results and analysis to CEO, COO, CFO and corporate senior management.

  • Prepare various business models to assist in forecasting and contract pricing

  • Assist with special projects as requested by executive management

  • Assist with financial system implementation and upgrades


  • Bachelor and/or Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate information and recommendations in a concise and timely manner to managers, operations, peers and key customer and supplier relationships

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical accounting literature, and/or governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, technical memoranda, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Confidentiality

  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product

  • Accountable for specific performance

  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same

  • Strong US GAAP and financial reporting technical skills

  • Exceptional work ethic

  • Thorough knowledge of Excel, including Pivot Tables and advanced functions

  • Oracle experience is preferred but not required. 

  • 5+ years of experience in the accounting and finance sector

  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred but not required.

  • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required.

  • Engineering and Construction experience is preferred but not required.

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