As a Gensler Project Accountant, you will be responsible for financial account management and analysis for the firm’s projects and business practices. You will be successful because you are highly organized and passionate about ensuring the fiscal health of assigned projects throughout the entire project life cycle, from project due diligence through client invoicing and collections. Join a team of highly creative, collaborative colleagues and partner with Gensler project managers to ensure our projects are not only beautiful, but financially sound.
What You Will Do
Partner closely with Design Managers, establishing successful business relationships and ensuring accurate and consistent billing and financial reporting at the project and studio levels
Understand the entire set of contracts (client and consultant) related to each project, with a focus on fee and scope management
Assist Design Managers in performing project start-up due diligence and following Firm best practices throughout the project life cycle
Understand the overall schedule, phase and timeline of each project
Provide an invoice to the Project Manager with a billing recommendation that aligns with our scope, fees and value delivered to the client
Record revenue in accordance with US GAAP and Firm policies
Forecast actual vs. budget spending and analyze projects to provide meaningful input to project and office leadership
Manage Subconsultant PO & AP Process through Coupa
Coordinate all financial and contractual communications with consultants including contracts, change orders and invoicing
Review project labor and expense actuals against plan, highlighting any potential areas that may exceed plan or overall contract values
Monitor Accounts Receivable and assist Design Managers with collection efforts
Maintain organized project contract files
Operate as a financial and accounting liaison between the project, studio, and local/corporate accounting teams
B.A. Degree, preferably in Accounting or Business Administration
3+ years of project accounting experience in a professional service firm, preferably an architecture or design firm
Highly proficient in Excel; experience with Deltek Vision software is a plus
Tableau Data Application experience a plus
Strong organizational skills, high level of accuracy, and keen attention to detail
Ability to effectively work in a high-volume environment under pressure with multiple tasks and strict deadlines
Willingness to embrace new technologies and constantly strive for greater efficiencies through process or technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work as a team and interact professionally with employees, clients and vendors
Must be able to work overtime on an as-needed basis
If the position is located in San Francisco Bay Area, CA the base salary will be estimated between $75-95k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.
If the position is located in Portland, OR the base salary will be estimated between $65-80k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.
If the position is located in Seattle, WA the base salary will be estimated between $70k-88k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.
Life At Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.