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AECOM Project Accountant in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM Hunt is hiring a Project Accountant in the Los Angeles, CA area. This is a great opportunity to become part of the growing Hunt Construction Project Accounting Group!

Job Summary:

  • Evaluate and determine compliance with subcontract insurance and bond requirements. Continue to monitor adequacy of coverage throughout performance of contract. Initiate payment halt codes for noncompliance.

  • Inspect monthly subcontract draw documents, lien releases, subcontractor statement, second tier lien releases (if required) and determine payment applicable monthly payment halt codes. Determine that payment application is complete, mathematically accurate, and that all special reporting and documentation (OCIP, CCIP, Stored materials) is complete and the subcontractor is eligible for payment.

  • Participate in/or prepare project team for monthly owner payment application meeting based on evaluation and accumulation of monthly costs. Work with owner, subcontractors, and project manager to resolve issues and prepare monthly owner payment application including additional documentation as required by the contract.

  • Coordinate with project manager and supervisor of project accounting to set up new jobs, cost codes, contract, and subcontract accounting records

  • Assist project manager in the project close-out process including obtaining and verifying final lien releases, consent of surety, required notices to owner and final payout of subcontracts and final collection of owner contracts.

  • Prepare and monthly reconciliations cost to billing analysis and follow-up and resolve reconciling items.

  • Process/approve as applicable weekly payroll reporting.

  • Prepare correspondence, reports and other documentation associated with accounting and operational procedures within scope of responsibility.

  • Responsible for continuously expanding and updating professional knowledge and honing skills in order to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity.

  • Performs additional assignments/functions as assumed through personal initiative or direction form project manager or director of project accounting.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assigned by and reports to the Regional Accounting Manager on all matters of an accounting nature. Day-to-day coordination and supervision is through the Project Manager. The Project Accountant is responsible for total project accounting, including cost accounting, account payable, payroll, owner billings, and subcontractor payment management. Project accountant performs all functions in consonance with the company’s culture, ethics, and code of conduct.

  • The project accountant is responsible to the accounting department to ensure that company policies and procedures are followed (both accounting and operational matters the account may observe) and that the financial reporting of costs and projections are fairly stated and accurate. Additionally, the project accountant is responsible to alert the Supervisor of Project Accounting if the accountant feels that cost reports, cost projections or individual transactions, are not reasonable and/or should be reviewed by others in the Accounting department.

  • The project accountant is responsible to the jobsite team and project manager to ensure that company policies and procedures are followed with respect to day-to-day accounting functions at the jobsite. Especially significant matters include the evaluation of and monitoring of subcontractor financial requirements related to the performance of their subcontract and monthly payment applications. Additionally, the project accountant assists the project manager with the preparation of the monthly payment request to the owner.

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We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise, and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment, and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world

Construction Management - AECOM Hunt

Founded in 1944, AECOM Hunt has earned a reputation for being unconditionally client-focused – delivering construction projects on schedule and within budget, no matter the scope. From iconic stadiums and arenas to next-gen transportation hubs to sustainable healthcare and academic buildings, AECOM Hunt deploys the latest technologies, industry-leading safety best practices, and highest ethical standards on every project. AECOM Hunt has proven time and again to be industry pioneers in delivering the most challenging projects by emphasizing quality and skill-utilization in all that we do. As evidenced by our long list of repeat clients, we focus on specific needs to create strong relationships and consistently exceed expectations.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 2 years of related finance and /or accounting experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Job cost accounting

  • CMiC and/or Textura Experience

  • Intermediate Excel knowledge

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position does not offer relocation assistance.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271585BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.