Staff Accountant

US-TX-Dallas
Requisition ID
2017-2377
Category
Business and Financial Operations

Overview

Do you want to make a difference when it comes to building iconic structures? Are you looking to put your strong accounting skills to use for a company who builds hospitality, healthcare, aviation, high-rise, mixed-use and higher education structures?  Austin Commercial is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to be located at our corporate headquarters in Dallas, TX.  We excel at what we do and are looking for talented professionals that want to excel with us. 

 

Duties

 

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for revenue recognition on projects/contracts assigned according to GAAP (percentage completion method), Performance Reporting policy, and other applicable company policy. This role will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting SG&A departmental costs, budgeting, forecasting, issue financial statements and analyzing financial results on a monthly basis.

Responsibilities

  • Act as an arm of the various jobsite offices to receive information pertinent to project revenue recognition as a whole on a monthly basis.
  • Complete a variety of journal entries and other responsible accounting functions requiring double entry bookkeeping.
  • Set up new jobs (contracts) and close completed jobs (contracts) in CMiC.
  • Review for accuracy of budgets, costs, quantities, and projections on monthly job cost reports for projects/contracts assign to ensure integrity of the cost accounting system.
  • Balance current contract amounts to job cost budgets.
  • Balance costs from various accounting modules in CMiC, e.g. subcontract ledger to job cost (Earned Cost Report).
  • Verify batches are journal entries are posted correctly.
  • Review Earned Cost Reports for projects/contracts assigned to ensure budgeted, earned/installed, and projected quantities are accurate as a method to verify the reasonableness of percent complete recognized by each of the cost items.
  • Review projected costs and final projected profits prepared by respective project managers for reasonableness and accuracy according to applicable contract terms and company policy.
  • Calculate and input projected revenues for projects/contracts assigned according to applicable contract terms and company policy.
  • Verify earned revenue and profit (fee) on Fee Calculation Backpage and Contract Schedule for job-to-date for accuracy for projects/contracts assigned.
  • Enter journal entries as required, such as cost accruals, stored materials (Material on Hand), etc. for projects/contracts assigned.
  • Analyze costs/billings in excess and margin fluctuations to identify any anomalies or discrepancies, and adequately resolve with responsible parties.
  • Requires communication on a daily basis with Field Office Managers, Project Managers, and Regional Managers through phone and written mediums.
  • Assist with periodic audits conducted by Internal Audit and annual audits by an outside CPA firm. Provide all the necessary information and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for reconciling GL accounts and analyzing variances.
  • Prepare monthly reports for overhead departments, and review with respective department managers.
  • Prepare necessary reports for regular company management meetings, other departments in the company, and outside entities, such as sureties, banks and survey agencies.
  • Participate in the verification process of data integrity at accounting system enhancements, upgrades or changes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and on track to obtain CPA license
  • 2 - 5 years’ of relevant accounting experience, preferably in a job cost environment
  • Experience in the construction industry is preferred, but not required

 

We offer excellent benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance and a matching 401K plan and we are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company!

 

Austin Commercial is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

About Austin Commercial

Austin Commercial is one of the largest, most diversified builders in the United States. We are nationally recognized for our exceptional safety records, diversity inclusion program and our innovative construction solutions in the following markets: advanced technology, aviation, corporate/office, healthcare, hospitality, mission critical, mixed-use/retail/residential, public assembly and sports, and university.

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