Project Accountant

STUDIOS Architecture STUDIOS Architecture Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 24 '19Posted on:

Project Accountant

STUDIOS architecture is an international design firm providing architecture, interiors, planning, and strategic consulting from its studios in San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Mumbai. Our clients are inventors, innovators, and educators, ranging from tech start-ups to private developers, universities to civic organizations. Our work has earned more than 200 awards and the firm was honored with both the 2014 Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2015 National Building Museum Honor Award.

Our culture is one of passion and exploration because we believe that design matters. We embrace diverse teams and points of view, understanding that the best ideas can come from anywhere. We challenge ourselves and each other to think beyond the expected, to design fearlessly. We also believe that our people matter. We support our employees with a wide variety of training and educational opportunities, a formal mentorship program, participation in professional organizations, engagement in design discourse, as well as ongoing opportunities to get to know one another outside of our projects, such as our employee art shows, happy hours, and summer picnics. And finally, we believe that community matters. We support pro bono efforts such as Park(ing) Day, the Leap Sandcastle event, Petchitecture, among others, and participate in Public Architecture’s 1% Program.

We are currently seeking a Project Accountant to join our San Francisco Studio.

Position Overview:

The Project Accountant is a key support role for the office. This is a great role for an individual who is looking to go beyond back office accounting and get involved with a creative group of Project Managers and Principals. This candidate will be the financial liaison between the architectural studio and corporate accounting.  It requires comfort with financial information including budgets, costs, and revenue. A successful candidate will be able to translate financial terms to non-financial personnel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with billing manager to manage monthly client billing process

  • Organize and maintain data in Deltek Vision

  • Work with Project Manager’s on Resource planning within Deltek Vision

  • Report on project performance monthly

  • 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

  • Manage outstanding accounts receivable

  • Assist in subcontractor accounts payable functions

  • Communicate with vendors to resolve invoice discrepancies

  • Work with Project Managers to maintain project budgets

  • Distribute preliminary project progress reports for distribution to Project Managers monthly

  • Update accounting software system based on project manager draft invoices

  • Help others to meet deadlines

  • Accounting ambassador


  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Deltek Vision software, G-Suite

  • Ability to communicate and work with accounting team in a different state

  • Associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance related field

  • 5+ years work experience

  • Solid understanding of accounting principles, especially as they relate to a billable hours industry

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute toward organizational goals with minimal supervision

STUDIOS’ collaborative spirit leads to transformative design.  Our process engages the full team in the design, based upon our belief that the best ideas can come from anywhere.  We enjoy a strong studio culture, a community of friends and colleagues who are passionate about creating world-class design.   Mentorship, professional growth, and continual learning and improvement are emphasized. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, and support for IDP, ARE, LEED, and continuing education.

STUDIOS Architecture is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.

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