Project Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Title: Project Accountant


A growing, vertically-integrated real estate company seeks a dynamic Project Accountant to join its Chicago office.  Ideal candidates will have 2+ years of experience supporting project managers and project teams with general accounting, payables, book keeping and general administrative tasks. A strong attention to detail and flexible attitude are key attributes we are seeking.  Experience within Real Estate Development or Construction is preferred.


Core responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Accrue Monthly Draw Invoices in Reporting Software
  • Collect, Code, Enter and File Invoices
  • Compile Monthly Draw Packages for Development Managers
  • Reconcile Project Financials to the Draw, and Review and Record Completed Draw Packages
  • Review and Approve Vender Payments out of Working Capital Account
  • Compute/File Use Tax for Project Invoices
  • Draft & Send Payment Notification Emails
  • Prepare and Review Owner Billings including Collection of Necessary Lien Waivers & Invoices
  • Coordinate with Title Company regarding Escrow Accounts
  • Draw Tracking
  • Research & Respond to Vendor Statements and Payment Inquiries
  • Review Annual Project and Series Tax Returns
  • Assist with Audits and Research
  • Develop tools and process improvements to increase efficiencies

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience, 2+ preferred, real estate or construction background is a plus
  • College degree preferred
  • Strong GAAP compliancy knowledge
  • Experience with Quickbooks and Entrata preferred
  • MS Office proficiency

    Employment Type: Full time, Direct-Hire

    Compensation: 65k


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