Project Accountant

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 22 '17Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design and consulting firm that was founded in 1981. Headquartered in NYC, the firm has a professional staff of approximately 1000 made up of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects and graphic designers.

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 Architectural 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. They are expected to develop a strong relationship with project managers, principals, and studio leader to help reach financial goals on projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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

Key Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional experience in accounting/finance department
  • Deltek Vision experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with excel (V-lookups, pivot tables)



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 as one file no larger than 5mb (Adobe PDF preferred) to with “Project Accountant – New York - Your Name” in the subject line.  Please provide the website source. 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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