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Project Accountant

Plymouth, MN

Post Date: 08/23/17 Job ID: 00005LV1 Industry: Accounting
TRS Consulting is supporting a Twin Cities, MN based company with their search for a Project Accountant. This is a permanent position within a fast growing and dynamic company.

This position provides support for the Finance Department, interacts regularly with the Operations Department and reports directly to the Controller.


Lead the cross departmental team which includes finance, sales and operations for project status tracking, project reconciliation and project billing preparation.
Assist directly in gathering information for revenue forecasting, WIP backlog and driving to identify barriers to timely project close out and billing.
Accountable for monthly WIP processing and revenue recognition on customer accounts assigned in collaboration with Assistant Controller.
Monitor labor partner inventory levels while working directly with the labor partners to provide accountability and visibility to material variances.
Provide timely and accurate weekly reporting metrics to the Controller.
Integrate Estimates and Job Budgets into the Finance software system.
Effectively identify and communicate barriers to success, issues or problems to the Controller.
Actively participate in process flow documentation as well as standard operating procedures. Identify opportunities for improvement in process efficiency.
Provide project close out/ reconciliation education to operations team.
Provide reconciliation support when volumes require.
Be the customer advocate on assigned customer accounts ensuring accurate and timely billing.
Work with sourcing to ensure vendor payment terms line up with customer payment terms to maximize cash flow.
Actively participate in project kick off meetings and drive good decision making at the launch of projects.
Validate job costing information and review with the sales and operations team.
Provide back-up support to the Finance team and assist with projects in the Sourcing Department as needed.
Support the Controller in various related activities as needed.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Proven/verifiable skills in Microsoft Excel for tracking and analysis
Able to work well in a team environment as well as individually
Attention to detail, high degree of accuracy and ability to multi-task
Strong organizational skills
Strong work ethic
Analytical/problem solver
Ability to meet deadlines


2 year accounting certificate required with 2 years of accounting experience preferred.

Contact TRS Consulting at to submit a resume or to learn additional details.

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