Senior Project Accountant

$40 - $50 hourly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 139927
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a leading Construction and Engineering firm to assist them in identifying their next Senior Project Accountant. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in accounting or finance, have extensive industry experience in architecture, construction or engineering and demonstrate proficiency in using Deltek software. This role is critical in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial information, providing strategic financial guidance and supporting the overall financial health of our client’s organization.

Senior Project Accountant Responsibilities:
  • Prepare, review and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards
  • Develop and maintain budgets, forecasts and financial models to support strategic planning and decision-making
  • Oversee project cost accounting, including tracking and analyzing job costs, ensuring accurate allocation of expenses and providing cost control recommendations
  • Manage accounts payable and receivable, ensuring timely processing and reconciliation
  • Lead the month-end close process, including journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Coordinate and support internal and external audits, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and company policies
  • Utilize Deltek software for project accounting, financial reporting and system improvements. Train and support team members in using Deltek effectively
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis to identify trends, variances and opportunities for financial performance improvement
  • Work closely with project managers, department heads and other stakeholders to provide financial insights and support business objectives
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial operations

Senior Project Accountant Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • 5+ years of accounting experience in the architecture, construction or engineering industries
  • Proficiency in Deltek software is required. Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex financial information clearly and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple priorities
  • CPA or CMA certification is preferred but not required

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the mentioned requirements, please apply today!

Thank you,

Cara Jarosz
Unit Manager, Accounting and Finance
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.