Project Accountant

at Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Wright-Ryan is a Maine based, employee-owned company offering unparalleled quality and customer service to our clients and to each member of the Wright-Ryan team. Our experience and reputation allow each of us the opportunity to contribute to exciting and diverse projects in the Commercial, Institutional and Residential markets. Our size fosters the camaraderie, sense of community and supportive environment key to our success. Our organization structure is carefully crafted to maximize the advancement of our valued employee owners.

What we are proud to offer you:

A discretionary, annual cash bonus program along with competitive employee benefits that include a 401(k) Plan with company match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), affordable health and dental; company-paid life & short-term disability; and paid time off (holiday, vacation & personal time)

Job Overview

The Project Accountant supports the Accounting Manager and CFO in monitoring project budgets and cashflow as well as efficient accounting operations . Performs and completes assigned accounting responsibilities, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in both documentation and transaction processing. Here are some of the primary responsibilities:

+ Prepare monthly billing to owners utilizing the AIA documents

+ Prepare journal entries when required

+ Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget

+ Monitor Change Order status for both approved and pending changes

+ Conduct Accounts Receivable follow-up for assigned projects.

+ Review a ll incoming vendor invoices and sub-contractor invoices and verify their accuracy.

+ Monitor cost on projects to ensure accuracy, especially at month-end.

+ Ensure all required approvals and documentation supports the charges included with invoices

+ May prepare accounts payable check runs, verification and produce checks for signature

+ Respond to vendor inquires professionally and timely

+ Prepare Lien waivers

+ Assist in the monthly closing

+ Prepare daily bank deposits and post daily cash

+ Back up or fill in for other accounting positions as required – scanning and routing accounts payable invoices and other duties as needed.

+ Provide back up to the back up for reception when staff are absent.

+ Documentation and work papers that confirm a sound process


Education and Experience

+ Associate Degree or equivalent.

+ Three years of experience of accounting with AP, accounting, or accounting software preferred.

+ Experience in a construction setting, prior knowledge of construction accounting is required.

Demonstrated skills and abilities

+ Ability to use office computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and accounting software.

+ Knowledge of Timberline/Sage 300 accounting software or equivalent software is required

+ Ability to follow standard practices and guidelines for data entry, filing, processing of payables, and the like.

+ Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment requiring flexibility and the need to refocus priorities to respond to changing needs.

+ Strong detail orientation.

+ Excellent organizational and time management skills-ability to multi-task.

+ Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with WR office staff, vendors, subcontractors and visitors.

+ Capacity to work additional hours during month, quarter and year end closings

We appreciate your interest in employment with Wright-Ryan Construction. Please pay close attention to the “required” qualifications above. If you meet the criteria, we invite you to move on to the application. No phone calls, please. If you are selected for a screening interview, you will be contacted.

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Job Posting: JC236668170

Posted On: Mar 20, 2023

Updated On: Apr 07, 2023

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