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Project Accountants, also referred to as Cost Accountants, monitor and document the financial status of a company's projects and portfolios. Skills associated with sample resumes of Project Accountants include maintaining project accounting ledgers by balancing job cost ledgers, and monitoring revenue and budgets on worldwide projects. In addition to a CPA or CMA designation, example resumes of Project Accountants also display educational backgrounds consisting of a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field, the former being required and the latter sometimes being preferred by those doing the hiring.

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Project Accountant

Responsible for all construction project accounting on 8 projects ranging in size from $3M - $5M

  • Duties include monitoring monthly construction and budget projections, understanding and applying contract regulations, contract validations, draw coordination, validation of monthly CIP interest and G&A, job billing, monthly discreet borrowing
  • Re-engineered and implemented existing draw process resulting in a decreased payables ratio from a typical 40 days to an average of 15 days
  • Designed and implemented a contract audit process resulting in 25% decrease in project contingency pulls
  • Created various processes and reports that increased speed and accuracy of financial reporting
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Arts & Sciences
AA
Arts & Sciences
BS
Accounting
2

Project Accountant

Individually managed billing, lien waivers and subcontractor insurance for at least 50 continuous projects monthly.

  • Appointed as the company's liaison to oversee the State Auditors General Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Annual Audit process.
  • Reduced possible tax liability of the company by obtaining the Certificates of Capital Improvements and of Tax Exemptions from Clients.
  • Maintain Union Laborers timesheet and managed weekly payroll.
  • Increased the accuracy and lowered the time frame of the Monthly Payroll and Operating Account reconciliation process.
  • Improved efficiency and accuracy of project management by overhauling cost and budget reports.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
3

Project Accountant

Accounting liaison for 5 construction projects simultaneously, totaling $165 million in revenue. Reviewed, and entered subcontractor pay applications and customer billings. Worked with project managers to complete monthly project financial projections and meet accounting and project deadlines.

  • Setup new unions for three projects, reported the hours worked, and paid benefits to the various union benefit funds totaling over $1 million dollars in benefits monthly.
  • Learned how to use and navigate Oracle EBS quickly.
  • Allocated three projects' cost and revenue budgets ensuring accurate reporting.
  • Handled craft payroll function for multiple projects, with a peak of 300 craft team members.
  • Created various cost and labor reports for project managers, formatting them to make the data easy to understand.
  • Assisted project managers to meet accounting and project deadlines.
  • Reconciled assigned GL accounts created journal entries maintaining data integrity.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Financial Management And Entrepreneurship
4

Project Accountant / Assistant to Controller

Retained to guide clients through design to completion of custom homes using Excel and MAS90.

  • Responsible for A/R covering 300+ accounts.
  • Developed and administered up to 150 new projects annually covering all operational aspects.
  • Delivered significant time/financial savings with improved project estimations.
  • Minimized cost overruns through exceptional expense anticipations.
  • Calculated commission/advertising accruals for more than $850,000 annually.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Accounting
5

Project Accountant

Developed, implemented, and directed processes for managing financial aspects of multi-million dollar projects

  • Assisted with the development and administration of departmental and project budgets valued at up to $65 million
  • Compiled data, including hardware / software, staffing, and maintenance costs, as well as PO, contract, and encumbrance status
  • Monitored expense reports and prepare accounting spreadsheets ensuring compliance with budget specifications
  • Generated / presented accurate accounting records and financial reports to Division Directors
  • Reconciled monthly / annual IR accounts
  • Introduced and led quarterly reviews of open PO's and contract encumbrances for the release and application of funds.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
MA
Information Systems
6

Project Accountant

Oversaw accounting activities for 6 major projects totaling $30,000,000 in revenue.

  • Tracked submission and ensured timely processing of field reports.
  • Reviewed 11 set of books from field offices on a monthly basis, reconciled all balance sheet accounts, analyzed expenses and discrepancies, journalized adjustments for 100+ accounts monthly so that the data is accurate, complete and consistent.
  • Analyzed A/R, bank records, expense vouchers and inventory accounts for compliance purpose.
  • Monitored funding flow, prepared donor billings and grant modifications in a timely manner.
  • Audited transactions and vouchers, made action plans to field offices and improved accounting process.
  • Collaborated with project team and developed a new project start-up kit that serves well for project team and finance team.
  • Trained an accounting intern and helped her develop necessary skills for the position.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
Accounting
7

Project Accountant

Provide accounting leadership and support for Construction Company with more than $95 million revenue in City Hall renovation project. Account billing and invoicing while leading tasks ranging from monthly reporting to project cash disbursements.

  • Responsible for managing and developing $5 million in biweekly active project billings and invoices.
  • Managed project requisitions for multiple subcontractor worth over $5 million per month, assuring timely payments on all invoices.
  • Performed monthly subcontractor invoice payment disbursements, ensuring proper accounting allocations while further increasing standards for appropriate cash disbursements to ensure timely job and project completion with respect to accounts payables.
  • Developed job cost reports in coordination with subcontractors' invoices and project engineers for accurate billing, presented for monthly reporting to project director.
  • Assisted project director with financial budget preparations for all upcoming projects and jobs.
  • Collaborated in internal team meetings to discuss progress on active projects as they mature to accurately issue bi-weekly payments.
  • Researched account transactions to identify and resolve discrepancies.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
8

Project Accountant

Coordinated office operations, including preparing invoices and reports for residential and commercial billing.

  • Handled accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Routed incoming calls and took messages. Prepared memos, duplicated documents for distribution throughout the company.
  • Maintained supplies, materials and 1099 files for all consultants; ensured operation of office equipment.
  • Provided additional administrative support to fellow staff members with heavy workloads, managed internship program.
  • Expedited permits and business licenses for clients in the DC area; furnished proper signage to client properties.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Government
9

Project Accountant

Maintained and monitored the budgets on 100+ projects on a daily basis, including POC and T&M projects

  • Prepared reports and evaluated the reasonableness of revenue recognition in comparison to billing
  • Assisted auditors during reviews and provided any documentation needed for selections
  • Reviewed and approved contracts for adequate documentation per SOX compliance, and ensured appropriate timing of revenue recognition per GAAP
  • Assisted management with reporting, such as monthly POC updates and Labor Hours
  • Worked closely with Accounts Receivable to resolve any payment delay issues with customers
  • Conducted month end close of Accounts Receivable and Projects modules in Oracle Financials
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Accounting
MS
Accountancy
10

Project Accountant

Created monthly reconciliation spreadsheets on excel programmed with VLOOKUP, SUMIF, TRUE/FALSE statements, mathematical formulas, color-coding, and locked in cells.

  • Maintained and reconciled trial balance and balance sheet accounts for 10 different properties in development with a combined asset value of over $500 million
  • Performed review and analysis of budget vs. actual variance in the monthly financial package and presented recommendations on critical balance sheet and income statement line items.
  • Performed ad-hoc analysis assignments such as using pivot tables to summarize debt information for over 100 different properties in development
  • Maintained accurate records of development progress by creating debt amortization and interest expense schedules on excel that reconciled with the GL and bank statements
  • Prepared work papers for first year audits, financial statements, and construction loan closes with an combined asset value of over $100 million
  • Worked directly with Asset Managers, Project Managers, and Financial institutions in conducting monthly draw process, monitoring project budget and forecasting future expenses
  • Managed all aspects of project monitoring including detailed journal entries, expense accruals, GL accounting, and account analysis as part of monthly close
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Arts And Sciences
Banking

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