The Senior Accountant is responsible for billing construction contracts and tracking job performance; monitoring and filing governmental compliance reports; and assisting with general accounting and reporting functions of the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Ensures timely and accurate preparation of progress billing, time and materials billings, and/or AIA payment applications to clients and/or title companies.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of jobs status, job changes, and other control records at the discretion of Project Managers necessary for processing internal and external reports.
Ensures timely and accurate reporting of job status to Project Managers and Chief Financial Officer.
Establishes strong working relationship with client representatives, subcontractors, and material suppliers, as well as representatives from title companies.
Liaises with Project Management Department to adjust or correct project cost estimates as necessary to accurately reflect project financial performance.
Identifies potential project risks and assists to develop/implement strategies to minimize impact and develop and implement strategies for controlling
Collects on project billings.
Prepares project specific accounting tasks including but not limited to certified payrolls, SWMBE contractor participation, tracking of metrics, etc.
Prepares government-related reports including census report, sales and use tax returns, and property tax returns.
Prepares journal entries and adjustments to the general ledger.
Analyzes and reports to Chief Financial Officer recommendations for standardizing procedures to improve efficiency of department operations.
Ensures reports accurately reflect the condition of the jobs and provides reliable information for management decisions.
Assists Accountant with month-end closing procedures.
Assists the Chief Financial Officer in preparing and compiling budget information, monthly reconciliation of accounts, and end of the year financial reporting information.
Processes payroll-related data; calculate state and federal withholdings and any other employee requested withholdings.
Keeps up to date on regulations affecting the company's accounting procedures and recordkeeping.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Requires a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with emphasis in accounting and/or finance plus three to eight years related experience in an accounting role. Previous public accounting experience or construction experience desired. CPA certification is preferred, but not required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, auditors, sister companies, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as state and federal withholdings, depreciation schedules, real estate tax, sales and use tax, discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Requires the ability to operate various office equipment to include a computer and a copier. Requires a working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear; uses hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls. Position may also require temporary exposure to the construction environment and risks that are inherently present. The colleague must occasionally lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position may require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use such as safety glasses, steel-toed shoes or work boots, etc. The position is an office-based position with potential for occasional visits to work sites in the field. The colleague performs minimal work-related travel.
Altius Building Company is a Construction Management professional services contractor founded in 2002 serving customers throughout the State of Wisconsin. Altius has a historical portfolio with a strong focus on multi-family and senior living projects as well as teams servicing the hospitality, commercial, and industrial markets.
Altius Building Company strives to live our mission statement on ...a daily basis: Deliver a product second to none in quality and efficiency, with an uncompromising focus on honesty and integrity. Altius Building Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.