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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Northbrook, Illinois


Robert Half is offering a permanent position for a skilled Project Accountant to join their dynamic, rapidly-growing team. The Project accountant will perform a variety of complex accounting tasks including all accounts receivable activities including AIA and time and material billing. This position works with the accounting team to support the day to day operations of the accounting department

Major responsibilities

  • Preparation of all AIA G702/703 Contract billings and all associated customer specific paperwork including review and processing of change orders

  • Preparation of time and material billings and all related activities.

  • Assist with collection of Accounts Receivable invoices including preparation of monthly customer statements

  • Coordinate and track all progress payments to ensure timely payments; process cash receipts and follow up on any payment discrepancies

  • Maintain WIP (Work in Progress) Report and work with project managers to ensure timely and accurate billing for all projects and timely closing of projects upon completion

  • Review of all contracts to ensure proper system set up for billing instructions and other issues as necessary

  • Preparation of all waivers of lien and affidavits including the collection of any supplier waivers

  • Preparation of ad hoc reporting for change order tracking, billing and other job cost analyses.

  • Requirements

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Remarkable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • AIA Billing experience preferred

  • Lien Waivers experience preferred

  • Lien Waivers experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project accounting

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • 3+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

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