Project Accountant / Analyst

MasTec Network Solutions - Itasca, IL3.5

Full-time

Project Accountant / Analyst takes an active role in driving market billing, monthly reporting and analysis, ad hoc reporting, budgeting, forecasting and projections. The Project Analyst will interact with a diverse group of internal personnel including other project analysts, divisional leadership, and functional staff to interpret financial data and operational performance.

Required Skills: E S S E N T I A L F U N C T I O N S

Provide first-line financial support to PMs; recognize financial issues and drive resolution

Trigger client billing; interact effectively with customer base to resolve billing and collection issues which include Uninvoiced Receipts and match-hold.

Works with project managers to mitigate of cost in excess of billings in a construction based environment.

Manage project true-up and closure; ensure all costs are recorded to projects prior to close. Drive client reimbursement to control margins.

Effectively communicate and mitigate sales order gap to drive revenue

Project Controls management: review all projects to ensure proper cost and revenue budgets, manage margins.

Purchase Orders: ensure POs are issued timely, in concurrence with negotiated pricing and terms and with the proper accounting treatment.

Ensure POs are received timely for services rendered.

Review all cost overages for mitigation and accuracy; brief PM on drivers and opportunity for improvement

Monthly Forecast: participate in monthly forecast preparation and submittal. Includes deployment schedule, site count, revenue, margin, operating expenses.

Be able to articulate variances to forecast and plan without assistance; evaluate trends in financial results and take appropriate action to correct

Knowledgeable about key accounting items and their impact on project financials (accruals, amortization, etc).

Quickly identify potential issues with reporting and/or accounting and assist in resolution Assist in resolution of A/P and maintain strong vendor relationships

Maintain high level of technical proficiency in Oracle, Hyperion, QuickBase, or other database applications etc.

Understand connectivity between such systems, with the ability to research discrepancies.

Deliver ad-hoc training to non-financial staff Act as the main point of contact between the market project team and finance / accounting

Establish local market quality standards for deliverables and processes, and provides feedback to the project team

Experience in Telecommunications or Construction industries a plus Accounting/GAAP knowledge Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel) Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects

Excellent Communication skills Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills

Ability to complete projects timely and accurately critical

Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills

Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment

Please include your last salary as well as your salary expectaions

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Percentage of Completion: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 2 years (Required)
  • Project Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • What is your salary expectaion or most recent salary: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)