Project Accountant

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 30 '20Posted on:

Life at PE: 

Perkins Eastman has a diverse practice in the architectural and design industry. The firm’s major clients have included universities, developers of large scale mixed use projects, US and international elementary and secondary schools, hospitals, developers of senior living, clients seeking strategic planning and urban design services, and several other client types. 

Perkins Eastman has exciting opportunities in our West Coast (Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, San Francisco) & North East (New York, Boston, Stamford) regions.  We are seeking Project Accountants in both regions to work closely with others in the department and in the firm.

The Opportunity:        

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 Accounting.  It requires savvy business acumen, comfortable with financial information including budgets, costs, and revenue, and able to translate financial terms to non-financial personnel. They are expected to develop a strong relationship with project managers, principals, and studio leader to help achieve financial goals on projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review bid and proposals from a financial perspective and advise Project Managers, Studio Leaders and Practice Area Leaders
  • Review executed agreements to identify the legal entity contracted in the performance obligation, and client requirements such as certificate of insurance, external invoicing portals, invoicing schedule, performance bond, etc 
  • Setup projects in ERP system in accordance to Company policy 
  • Collect all legal documentation required for budgeted sub-consultants including but not limited to Master Agreement, Certificate of Insurance, and Work Authorization to ensure uninterrupted payment to all consultants 
  • Provide project reports and financial analyses as requested by Project Managers and advise on best practices to achieve optimal profits
  • Evaluate project planning and suggest corrective action to Project Managers to enhance profitability and ensure revenue recognition in accordance with GAAP ASC 606
  • Analyze month-end financial reports, identifying outliers/anomalies and assist Project Managers to manage financial planning and forecast
  • Work with Project Managers to produce monthly client invoices and client requisition forms in a timely manner
  • Participate in monthly studio collection meeting.  Identify delinquent accounts and contact clients to resolve outstanding matters as expeditiously as possible.  Escalate complex matter to Project Accounting Lead
  • Assist Project Managers with close-out procedures in accordance to Company policy
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses, administrative tasks and special projects as required
  • Flexibility to travel and attend project meetings as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a professional services environment preferably in Architectural, Engineering and Construction
  • ERP experience (Deltek Vision) desired
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel. Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, displaying professionalism when assisting internal and external customers
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills in order to meet deadlines 
  • Proven self-starter, able to work independently
  • High standards of accuracy and precision 
  • Ability to work with a group toward a shared purpose or a goal by collaborating and cooperating with others
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, working both collaboratively and independently, to meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously

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, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

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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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