Job Summary: The Construction Accountant is responsible for performing the day to day accounting required to maintain the organization’s construction project general ledgers. Working under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Construction Accountant is responsible for recording construction draw activity, the monthly closing of accounting records, financial reporting and assistance with annual audit and tax workpaper preparation. The Construction Accountant also provides general accounting support to the Finance Department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Records construction budget into project sources using summary spreadsheet.
Records construction draws into project sources and uses summary spreadsheet to reconcile for accuracy.
Provides project level financial reporting to construction lenders and other stakeholders.
Responds to inquiries from construction lenders .
Performs monthly close and related journal entries, using Sage 300 G/L software.
Maintains and improves supporting schedules for multiple construction entities.
Prepares quarterly financial statements for multiple projects.
Leads transition of construction project accounting records to management company after construction is completed.
Analyzes project expense classifications against project budget and documents significant variances for management.
Assists with providing quarterly dashboard reporting and board meeting schedules to board of directors.
Prepares audit and tax workpapers for year-end annual audit and tax preparation by external accounting firms.
Assists in improvement of internal processes and procedures as necessary.
Responds timely to financial inquiries from staff members and external partners.
Assists with construction predevelopment cost tracking for Cinnaire Solutions (real estate development company).
Collaborates with internal construction development managers to ensure accurate financial reporting for construction projects.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Two or more years of progressive work experience in an accounting role.
Strong technology skills preferred. Advanced knowledge of MS Excel required (pivot tables, strong formula writing capabilities, VBA macro coding, etc.).
Experience in construction or real-estate accounting preferred.
Experience with Sage 300 accounting software preferred.
Analysis to Synthesis: Interprets data and information from multiple sources and translates it into coherent messages that inform decision.
Intellectual Agility: Can flex and adapt thinking skills to meet the needs of different situations and circumstances; does not limit problem solving to one approach or methodology.
Self-Development: Operates with the mindset of continuous improvement; embraces career development; learns and updates skills.
Reporting Relationship: Accounting Manager
Supervisory Relationship: None
Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
Travel Required: Minimal for occasional conference or training seminars
About Cinnaire Corporation
Cinnaire provides solutions and support to partners through a dedicated full-service approach. Our progressive approach and loyal, experienced and knowledgeable staff create opportunities and provide access to funding and resources that advance community and economic development efforts. Building upon our exceptional track record, our responsible financial investment strategies, lending options and value-added services enable investors to advance business and community endeavors