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Project Accountant in Raleigh, NC , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

What You Will Do

Company Overview

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

What You Will Do

Gannett Fleming, Inc. is looking for a driven and talented Project Accountant or Project Manager Assistant/PMA to join our Raleigh, NC office. We rely on our project management assistants to aid and advance our team to produce high quality results for our clients. Join our Journey!

As a Project Management Assistant, you will need to be a dynamic communicator with the ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively. You must be able to organize projects and materials, in addition to having strong business, financial, computer, and writing skills.

Our team will need you to serve as an assistant to our project managers and as a database manager. You will interface with our clients, subcontractors and vendors; reviewing and processing requests for information, payments, correspondence, daily reports and other project documents.

Specific tasks include:

  • Assist Project Manager in project accounting
  • Assist Project Manager in generation of subcontracts and purchase orders
  • Assist Project Manager in project closeout accounting and documentation
  • Prepare reports using GF’s accounting system (BST) and GF’s management system (Procore) as requested by management
  • Monitor contractor compliance with signed contracts and insurances
  • Maintain compliance with various state DOT prequalifications
  • Read, comprehend, and understand client contracts for compliance with corporate requirements and project set-up
  • Create/review the Project Authorization-Work Breakdown Structure (PA/WBS) for accuracy and verification that the data shown reflects the contract terms and authorizations, and complies with the Revenue Decision Making Matrix for budget entry for new projects and project revisions
  • Input new and revised project data such as budgets, phase/task/org authorizations, and client updates into our Project Accounting software (BST).
  • Analyze and research Work-in-Process and Project Analysis
  • Internal and external audit liaison assistance; maintain project QMS checklists
  • Attend meetings, develop and distribute summary minutes
  • Develop/assist with invoice and progress report development
  • Attend, participate in, and keep record of Project Principal Reviews
  • Proactively support internal clients (team members) with project activities, and support individual business lines as needed in project-related activities


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in project accounting with A/E/C firms
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. Must be proficient in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong financial background, including project accounting or cost accounting 
  • Must have excellent computer skills and have an aptitude for mathematics
  • High levels of accuracy
  • Ability to thrive in a detail-oriented, deadline-driven environment is imperative
  • Strong written/verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and within a team environment to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field
  • Construction or Engineering administrative experience including estimating, bidding, contract preparation, scheduling, cost control, etc.
  • Familiarity with contracting software, such as, ProCore, AutoCAD, P6, Timberline, etc.
  • Proficiency with accounting systems highly desired - specifically BST or similar

Life at Gannett Fleming

For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location: Raleigh, NC
Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Employment Status: Full-Time
Internal Requisition ID: 5117



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