Project Accountant

Recruiter
Lendlease
Location
New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
22 Oct 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Process project accounting transactions, analyze project expenditures and any project cost allocations and assist in preparing project management reports including variance analysis, ensuring compliance with internal Project Accounting and Reporting policies and procedures, and providing customer service to all stakeholders when required.

Exercises independent judgement within defined practices and procedures, applies intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve problems of moderate complexity.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

  • Communicate with the project owner regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and additional services–related to billing
  • Ensure compliance to Project Accounting and Reporting policies and procedures and proactively identify and raise non–compliant issues with the Project Accounting Manager
  • Analyze incurred project expenditures and process the transfer of expenses into and out of the project–related accounts in an accurate and timely manner
  • Analyze all project expenses not billed to customers and report any opportunity for additional billings to the Project Accounting Manager
  • Process project and cost re–allocations journals
  • Provide assistance to project profitability and variance reporting and notify Project Accounting Manager of any project variances between budget, forecast and actuals
  • Provide assistance in preparing additional project reports, statistics and other project management results as required
  • Work closely with the Project Creation and Maintenance Accountants to assist in resolving any project accounting related issues and escalate any unresolved issues to Project Accounting Manager when required
  • Liaise with the project owners as required to complete any project accounting activities and escalate any issues to Project Accounting Manager when required
  • Provide high level customer service for any enquiries received from the business in relation to the project accounting activities, maintain effective customer relationships, and raise any escalated issues with the Project Accounting Manager
  • Identify and report continuous improvement initiatives in relation to the project accounting processes and systems
  • Develop and maintain applicable project accounting documentation and supporting procedures and keep up to date
  • General Background and Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Business or Commerce with a major or sub major in Finance and/or Accounting, (or equivalent skills and knowledge)
  • +> 2 years experience in Finance and Accounting roles (or equivalent level of skill obtained through on the job training/experience).
  • Experience in Finance system administration and or shared services functions highly regarded.
  • Property and infrastructure or investment management industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with TM1 / Cognos / Oracle R12 or similar financial accounting system.
  • Technical financial skills as required.
  • Customer service focus essential.
  • Detailed oriented and organized in work.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.
  • Proficiency with email and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commercial orientation, focused on delivering solutions and results.
  • Organized, ability to multi–task and prioritize work load.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to make the complex simple in pursuit of clear deliverables.
  • Enjoys working in a team environment, is engaging and has a down to earth approach.
  • Key Capability Listing

    Finance Capabilities:

  • Understands Business Drivers: Understands the vision, operations, risks & opportunities and resource capabilities and constraints of the business units, and the markets in which they operate. Knows the business processes and interdependencies, and understands the steps involved in – and the typical problems, risks and issues with – delivering product to market.
  • Delivers Quality Outputs: Takes a customer service approach and reliably delivers quality outcomes, first time, to agreed timeframes. Delivers to commitments and produces high quality work. Actively monitors timeframes and milestones to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Leverages Finance Skillset: Demonstrates a strong understanding of financial management principles and applies this knowledge to effectively manage the commercial & operational activities of the business. Applies strong intellect and logic to quickly diagnose the core issues and identifies a range of potential solutions and scenarios.
  • Builds and Leverages Relationships: Actively builds relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to leverage expertise and collaboration. Achieves results through working with others to achieve effective decisions and enhanced business outcomes.
  • Leadership Capabilities:

  • Accountability: Is very bottom line focused and can be counted upon to achieve goals. Will steadfastly push self and others for results. Will face up to problem situations quickly and directly and won't hold back when action needs to be taken, or words need to be said. Is skilled at providing current, direct and actionable feedback to others to ensure that commitments are met. Is comfortable delegating and will clearly assign responsibility for tasks and decisions.
  • Customer Driven: Clearly understands the internal and external customer and is dedicated to meeting their expectations and requirements. Always acts with the customer in mind and is skilled at getting first hand customer information and using it for improving product and service delivery. Demonstrates commitment to customers by investing in the maintenance of effective, trust based relationships over the long term.
  • Clarity in Communication: Is skilled at making the complex simple and clearly articulating the essence of the business and important topics in the language of the target audience. Is able to engage others in pursuit of clear strategic goals. Uses clear communication to inspire teams, business units and entire organizations. Is skilled at providing the information people need to know in order to do their jobs and make accurate decisions.
  • Focus: Understands the organizational strategy and quickly zeroes in on the critical few that are of paramount importance. Is adept at marshalling resources to get things done, often orchestrating multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Follows an orderly method when setting goals and laying out work.
  • Business Capabilities:

  • Technology and Process: Demonstrates appropriate use of tools, processes and technology to complete work tasks to improve efficiency and productivity. This includes the knowledge and skills to use a range of information and communication technologies in the workplace.
  • Planning and Organizing: Utilizes time effectively and efficiently, concentrating on priorities. Sets objectives and accurately scopes out the length and difficulty of tasks, applying resources efficiently and effectively to achieve goals.
  • Interpersonal Ability: Demonstrates a range of interpersonal skills and approaches, and knows when to use what with whom. Includes the ability to: notice, interpret and anticipate concerns and feelings, as well as communicating emphatically and building rapport to maintain effective working relationships. Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
  • Verbal Communication: Expresses thoughts, information and feelings clearly in conversations, interactions and presentations to develop a two–way understanding. Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings inside and outside the organization. Able to command attention, manage group processes and change tactics as required.
  • Working Conditions

    Standard Office Environment 100% of time

    Travel Required % of time

    Lifting Required % of time

    Continuous Standing % of time

    Exposure to Chemicals % of time

    Exposure to Loud Noises % of time

    Others (describe) % of time

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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