Accounting Manager, Construction


Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Chittenango, New York


Salary: $70,000 to $85,000 per year

Accounting Manager, Construction 

This position performs the accounting and bookkeeping function within the enterprise's construction division.  Primary functions are comprised of (1.) Responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, month-end reporting, variance reporting, invoice coding, and reconciliations, and (2.) Supporting the construction team.  This position reports to the Controller. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist construction teams in properly tracking project costs for new and existing projects.
  • Prepares and analyzes project work- in- process reports.
  • Monitors job status of projects to ensure accurate results.
  • Works with staff on all aspects of new and existing projects providing financial assistance.
  • Supports the Billing Specialist to complete the monthly invoicing for the projects with the assistance of the project managers.
  • Monitors client accounts receivable ledgers to identify delinquent accounts. Works with staff to resolve.
  • Reviews General Ledger detail to ensure proper posting of expense and revenue entries. Makes any adjustments.
  • Prepares monthly accounting entries for prepaids, depreciation and amortization, and interest expense.
  • Maintains fixed assets records and assigns useful lives and proper methods for book and tax.
  • Reconciles bank accounts making entries for transfers, electronic payments, bank fees, debt payments.
  • Reconciles AR and AP month end details to the general ledger. Investigates differences and adjusts.
  • Prepares the financials and verifies the proper accounting for each department.
  • Analyzes and compares financial data to history and industry standards. 
  • Keep current with financial policies, regulation and legislation on financial topics affecting the enterprise-attend conferences and education classes. 

Position Requirements

  • Four-year Degree in Accounting, Finance, or another related field. Will consider appropriate equivalent experience. 
  • 7+ years of experience in the construction industry. 
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and procedure. 
  • Advanced Excel skills, ability to grasp accounting systems and software. Experience with project-based accounting software preferred.  
  • Ability to read, compare, and interpret figures and data. Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to present complex financial information in a clear, accessible way. 

This job post belongs to Clear Path for Veterans, a Non-Profit organization dedicated to assisting military veterans find and apply to employment opportunities. 

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