Shawmut Design and Construction

Project Accountant

Job ID
Internal Operations
Regular Full-Time


At Shawmut, our primary objective is to deliver exceptional service catered to our clients specific goals and concerns. Our project teams deliver top quality work through a hands-on, collaborative process while keeping our clients best interests our absolute focus at all times. With specialized training and the support of a national company, we foster project teams whose skill and dedication leads to the deliberate, predictable and repeatable construction experiences that have attracted and retained the top clients in every market in which we focus. The most memorable construction experiences are based on one principle it's the people who make the difference. And at Shawmut, we have the very best.


The Project Accountant supports the business lines by providing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis and assistance to project teams for lump sum and GMP projects. The Project Accountant provides an initial level of compliance and checks-and-balances oversight for project specific financial transactions. This role is responsible for the project billing process, which includes verifying project costs, contract terms, and the point person for project team management to ensure accurate and timely recording of all project revenue and costs. The Project Accountant typically reports to a Supervisor within Group Finance.


  • Project Support
    • Project startup – contract mapping
    • Oversight and review of internal budget
    • Determine rate and cost moves
    • Subcontractor payments - Textura
    • Owner billings - prepare, post, and track
    • Manage receivable notes
    • Review and approve lien grids
    • Cash flow management
    • Contract abstracts
    • Identify potential job write-offs
    • Attend pencil review as needed
    • Reconciliation with PM for closeout
    • Provide Audit assistance
    • Project Financial Forecast Review (CTC)
  • Reporting
    • Prepare CTC with PM
    • Scrub CTC reports
    • Project Specific WIP entry and reporting
    • Monthly projection updated and forecast of rev. recognition (cash flow)
  • Liaison between AP and project teams - AP workflows
  • Review of outstanding receivables/note follow-up (NEG)
    • Kick-off meetings (NEG), closeout as needed
    • Run time charging reports (NEG)
    • Reconciliation with PM for closeout
  • Supervision
    • Oversight and delegation of tasks to junior finance staffed to the project
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Undergrad Degree (Accounting/Finance coursework, Degree Preferred)
  • 2+ years relevant accounting experience
  • ERP/CMiC experience a plus

Skills Required:


  • Strong business and project acumen
  • Demonstrated judgment and application of accounting standards in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, high sense of urgency and ownership of deliverables, demonstrated ability to manage to deadlines
  • Professional, client service oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Quick learner, resourceful and self–starter, strong work ethic
  • Strong excel and analytical skills


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