Project Accountant

Conti Enterprises Inc | Edison, NJ

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Posted Date 6/11/2021
The role of the Project Accountant is to ensure the financial health of the project(s) by aggressively collecting billings, accurately forecasting costs and revenues, monitoring costs and billings against budget and forecast, and timely escalating all potential financial issues to the Project Team and Management. This position is responsible for job forecasting, cash flow forecasting, budget download and management, subcontractor invoicing, change orders, compliance auditing, and financial reporting. Will be required to travel to the different jobsites as necessary.


      • Ensures all invoices are submitted on time and with the appropriate documentation. Follows up to assure timely payment of invoices, change orders, and claims.
      • Prepares quarterly accurate and reliable forecasts and reports that enable management to make effective business decisions.
      • Timely prepares the cash flow forecast to project and manage billings and costs as well as percentage of completion.
      • Prepares the initial budget download process, and works with the PM / Super to set up the coding structure for the project. On a timely basis updates the project budget to account for change orders and project revisions.
      • Ensures cost are properly captured and submitted on a timely basis for change orders as necessary. Prices up and manages submission and billing of changes orders with the PM.
      • Ensures the team properly tracks, daily logs, monthly reconciles, and impeccably documents quantities.
      • Ensures all payroll issues are accurately and resolved timely.
      • Ensures the project team accurately completes all minority, affirmative action, and EEO reporting in a timely manner.
      • Ensures all subcontractor documentation is received and executed in a timely manner to ensure compliance to the payment terms of the Subcontractor Agreement.
      • Ensures all invoices are received and vouchered in the appropriate month, prior to the monthly closing deadline.
      • Reviews and understands the Client's contract for general specifications, sales tax, invoicing, extra work billing, and change management.
      • Prepares data and reports to lead the weekly Billing and Collections Huddle and Cost Huddle.
      • Reviews the weekly equipment charges and utilization reports.  Discusses any variances with the project team to ensure they make real time cost decisions.
      • Ensures closeout items are completed by the end of each phase of work and all retainage is collected timely.


    • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field
    • 0 - 3 years of relevant accounting experience. Construction experience preferred.
    • Exceptional leadership skills.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.), Construction or related ERP software.
    • Entrepreneurial with a well-rounded business perspective.
    • Excellent teamwork, communication, and people skills are a must.
    • Proactive and pragmatic thinker and is deliberate and decisive in making decisions.
    • Self-directed, organized, and self-motivated to accomplish goals.
    • Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced challenging environment.
    • Has a solid time management system and demonstrates excellent organizational skills.

What you need to know

    • Conti has great benefits.  We provide medical, dental and vision on the first day of your employment. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well. 
    • All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire
    • Conti Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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