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Construction Accountant

Lawson Operating Company
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job DescriptionDescription:
The Construction Accountant is committed to performing accounting tasks related to the processing of accounts payable transactions for the construction division. This role has potential to grow and become more involved with our job cost process. The role will report to the Job Cost Supervisor.

  • Responsible for an assigned portfolio of projects which includes maintaining necessary construction documentation, communicating with outside vendors and subcontractors, and coordinating with Project Managers to complete construction projects.
  • Monitor, distribute, and respond timely to accounts payable email inbox inquiries. Review deficiencies that will prevent release of subcontractor/vendor payments and request information necessary to resolve said deficiencies either from the Project Management team or Subcontractors/Vendors.
  • Work with Project Managers to ensure correct job costing and cross-check accounts payable to projects budgets for errors/discrepancies. Run reports upon request for project managers.
  • Processing high volume of transactions accurately and efficiently and disbursing funds by check and EFT on a timely basis.
  • Prepare journal entries as needed, including direct cost reclasses and job cost imports.
  • Aid the Corporate Accounting Supervisor in monthly reconciliation of the construction bank account.
  • Track utilities and pay miscellaneous invoices timely.
  • Update construction draw job costs as necessary to aid in timely funding of projects. Compile necessary documents and prepare draws to be reviewed.
  • Reconcile work in progress on a monthly basis and pull reports/information to aid in this process.
  • Compile and maintain construction documentation including lien waivers, certificates of insurance, and W-9's.
  • Maintain sales tax spreadsheet and prepare sales tax filing.
  • Weekly update and review of project cash position and outstanding payables, receivables and retainage.
  • Review & process 1099 information for vendors
  • Special projects, as assigned.
  • Record keeping experience required.
  • Construction experience required.
  • Accounts Payable: 2 years preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel and Outlook
  • Adaptable to new and changing technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrates organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibits accountability and flexibility.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to think analytically.
  • Adheres to work schedules and punctuality.
  • Effectively communicate professionally both verbally and written
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or another business-related field desired


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