project accountant in atlanta

maggie johnson, tatum executive services
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US$ 75,000 - US$ 85,000 per year
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atlanta, georgia
job category
Accounting & Auditing
job type
working hours
8 to 5
US$ 75,000 - US$ 85,000 per year
4 Years
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maggie johnson, tatum executive services

job description

job summary:

Tatum Professional Search has an opportunity for a Project Accountant. This exciting role is available with an Architecture, Interior Planning and Construction firm located in Atlanta (Buckhead).

The Project Accountant is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected.

    location: Atlanta, Georgia
    job type: Permanent
    salary: $75,000 - 85,000 per year
    work hours: 8 to 5
    education: Bachelor's degree
    experience: 4 Years
    • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM) and Principals-in-Charge (PIC), regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services related to billing.
    • Review and post all consultant invoices.
    • Prepare draft and final invoices for all billable projects, including all applicable backup and send to client.
    • Assess and pursue opportunities for maximization of client billing; communicate with the Controller as to observations and actions taken.
    • Research any unbilled issues to optimize the billing possibilities for the billing period.
    • Prepare and enter journal entries as needed.
    • Post cash receipts and deposit funds electronically.
    • Set up new projects, inactivate completed projects, make transfers of employee billable hours and/or expenses, and open and close time classes in company system.
    • Send past due statements, follow up with client for collections of past due invoices; write off any uncollectible receivables, labor, or expenses, as directed by the PIC.
    • Collaborate with PICs, PMs and Controller on resource planning and project budgeting.
    • Generate and distribute monthly receivables reports, budget vs actual reports and profitability reports.
    • Prepare special project analyses for the PICs, PMs and others.
    • Review financial data on contracts and proposals prior to final approval.
    • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements, which may include research and reconciliation.
    • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements.
    • Perform additional assignments as directed by the Controller.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. ? Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • A thorough knowledge of and experience with standard contract terms, including hourly, lumps sum, notto-exceed and how they are applied in the billing process.
    • Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.
    • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills (VLookup; Pivot Tables)
    • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's accounting system.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.
    • A minimum of three years of project accountant experience preferred.
    • Deltek Vantagepoint or Vision experience preferred.

    Qualified and interested candidates living in the Atlanta metro area, please email resume to

    skills: Billing, Variance Analysis, Deltek, Project Accounting, Excel Pivot Tables, Contract Maintenance/Renewal

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

    At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

    Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

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