Project Accountant

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Pittsburgh, PA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 2 '17Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.

Description:                 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


  • 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)


How to Apply

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 portfolio as one file (Adobe PDF preferred) to and specify your office location of interest in the subject line or apply online: “Project Accountant – Pittsburgh - Your Name”.  Please provide the website source. No phone calls please.

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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