Shawmut Design and Construction

  • Project Accountant

    Job ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Internal Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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
      • CTC meeting attendance
      • Oversight and review of internal budget
      • Determine rate and cost moves
      • Owner billings - produce, post, and update notes
      • Manage receivable notes
      • Review and approve lien grids
      • Own cash flow management
      • Contract abstracts
      • Identify potential job write-offs
      • Attend pencil review as needed
      • Reconciliation with PM for closeout
      • Provide Audit assistance
    • Reporting
      • Prepare CTC with PM
      • Scrub CTC reports
      • Project Specific WIP entry and reporting
      • Monthly projection updated and forecast of rev. recognition (cash flow)
    • Supervision
      • Oversight and delegation of tasks to junior finance staffed to the project
      • Liaison between AP and project teams- AP workflows
    • Other projects as assigned


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

    Relocation available


    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Performance of the required duties may require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs and ladders and general navigation of an area under construction.  Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


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