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Project Accountant in Rolling Meadows, IL at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Automatic Building Controls, Inc. / FIX Consulting, LLC are building automation contractors and systems integration consultants, specializing in enterprise solutions, LEED (sustainability), Commissioning and service since 1976. We consult and support our customers in the ever-changing world of building automation and controls.

Summary of Position

An understanding of the accounting process will be necessary to be successful within position. This position will require flexibility due to assisting team members in multiple roles relative to the needs within the accounting department. The Project Accountant will assist team members with reconciliations, month end close, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and special projects. To be successful in this position one must be detailed oriented, enjoy having a variety of tasks and responsibilities, have intermediate Excel skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. This will be a great learning experience for someone pursuing a degree in accounting or a recent college graduate.

You will provide assistance with the principal tasks listed below.

  1. Create project accounts in the accounting system
  2. Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders
  3. Authorize the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts
  4. Review and approve supplier invoices related to a project
  5. Review and approve time sheets for work related to a project
  6. Review account totals related to project assets and expenses
  7. Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management
  8. Confer with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings
  1. Reviewing open accounts for collection efforts.
  2. Collect customer payments in accordance with payment due dates.
  1. Making outbound collection calls in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations
  2. Report to management on any opportunities for additional billings
  3. Respond to requests for more detail from customers
  4. Close out project accounts upon project completion

Requirements

ü Associates degree preferably in accounting is desirable but open to an accounting student or someone with relative experience.

ü Must have excellent communication and writing skills

ü Problem solving and analytical skills

ü An understanding of billing, collections and receivable procedures is a plus

ü Ability to work independently and to adapt to a fast-changing environment

ü Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook

ü A strong attention to detail and the ability to complete job duties with a high degree of accuracy

ü Excellent customer service skills and must possess a high level of interpersonal skills including the ability to respond calmly and make rational decisions in stressful situations

ü Construction Accounting experience is helpful, but not required