CHS

  • Accountant - Construction Experience Required

    Job Locations US-FL-Clearwater
    ID
    2018-1719
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Summary:

    The Staff Accountant applies principles of accounting to prepare financial reports and to analyze financial information. 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
    • Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules.
    • Performs statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes, and writes narrative reports explaining findings.
    • Cash Management, performs detailed reconciliation for both cash accounts and intercompany loan accounts to ensure that both sides of each area balance on the accounting system. Determines cash needs for Single Business Units (SBU’s) and for the company as a whole. Performs bank reconciliations and set up ACH for expenditures.
    • Create and maintain project accounts in accounting system to include project related records, contracts and change orders.
    • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.
    • Create all project related billings to customers and report all non-billable items to management.
    • Respond to questions for detail from customers.
    • Close out projects upon completion.
    • Communicate routinely with Project Managers on a variety of job related topics including bonding, insurance and contract agreements.
    • Understands and can produce Work in Progress Schedule and accompanying journal entries when required.
    • Ability to calculate and bill retainage by job and maintain accurate records regarding retainage at all times.
    • Work with project management staff ensuring proper compliance with accounting procedures including reviewing and analyzing job cost estimates and reports monthly.
    • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
    • Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers.
    • Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.
    • Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits.
    • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
    • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
    • Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures.
    • Devises and implements system for general accounting.
    • Designs and maintains pro formas for current and proposed contracts to determine pricing and profitability.
    • Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
    • Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's accounting operation.
    • Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.

     

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Adheres to the policies and procedures of the Community Health Solutions and the Premier Family of Companies
    • Maintains strict confidentiality of client, company and personnel information
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
    • Adheres to company attendance standards
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities:   None

     

    Competencies:

    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently

    Qualifications

    Qualifications: 

    • At least one year of accounting experience preferred. 

    Education and/or Experience:

     

    A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting is required.

    3 to 5+ years of progressive accounting experience

    Experience in job cost accounting and financial reporting

    2 to 4 years on Construction Management or General Contracting or Subcontractor industry experience 

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

     

    None

     

    Computer Skills:

     

    Proficiency using software programs such as MS Word, ACCESS, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Experience in Quick Books or MS Dynamics (Great Plains) also a plus.

     

    Environmental Factors/Physical Demands:

     

    Work is performed in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have the ability to maintain active customer and employee communication; access, input and retrieve information from the computer system; enter alpha-numeric data into a computerized system often while listening on the telephone. May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to thirty (30) pounds.

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