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Project Accountant

Tempe, Arizona
Job Type
19 May 2023

The Project Accountant is responsible for coordinating all phases of the construction job costing process including categorizing, recording, analyzing and monitoring costs and billings associated with a large construction project as well as several smaller less complex projects. This position also assures vendor compliance in order to manage project risk. This role is assigned to a large construction project, working closely with the Project Manager to assure timely and accurate accounting and risk management throughout the project life cycle. This role is required to be on the jobsite 5 days a week at our project site located in Chandler, AZ.

What you'll do:

Compiles, prepares and analyzes monthly project billings per contract requirements.
Performs financial analysis and reconciliation of project costs versus project budget.
Processes project accounts payable and subcontracts payable.
Manages vendor compliance, insurance, lien waivers, retention and W-9s
Produces and analyzes job performance and profitability through jobs cost tracking reports.
Assists in preparation of status reports and maintains accurate project statuses and budget information in COINs.
Identifies and resolves basic and more complex project-related accounting issues and resolves in a timely manner.

What you'll need to be successful:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred or equivalent experience
3-5 years' of project accounting experience preferred
Strong accounting knowledge
Strong organization skills with high level of attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong customer service skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task
Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with intermediate to expert level ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. required

YOU Matter


At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that's as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. Building talent by design is our intentional approach to creating a truly safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, empowers professional achievement, and where people are treated with respect at all levels.

If you're someone with a true passion for our industry, a life-long learner, with high accountability and a drive for results we're looking for you! At Southland, we hire problem solvers that are focused on providing customer value through continuous improvement and will take ownership to create the best experiences that will have an impact wider than their own job. We thrive on creating a strong company and culture where you'll feel engaged, challenged, and valued.

If you're ready for the next big step in your career and want a career full of fun and excitement and to be a part of a fast-paced growing company, then JOIN our team and become a part of an organization that values PEOPLE, SAFETY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
Annual incentive program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 100% Paid for Employee
Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
Disability Income Protection Insurance
Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

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Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug tests, background checks and professional reference checks.

We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time

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  • Job Reference: 1010170426-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: southland industries inc.
  • Location: Tempe, Arizona
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent