Project Accountant

Jan 07 2021
ALTRES Industrial |Kailua-Kona|Full Time
Job Description
Project Accountant (99547)

Seeking an experienced Project Accountant for a full-time opening with a general contractor in Kailua-Kona. This role will oversee all project-related financial transactions, from contractor payments to internal payroll costing allocations. Qualified candidates for this role will have at least three years of accounting experience, preferably in the construction or related industry. Contact us today to learn more about this opportunity!


Full-time, Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm


Kailua-Kona, Big Island


  • Collect, reconcile, obtain approval, and process all project-related trade contractor payments, general expenditures, and internal payroll costing allocations (including recharge).
  • Complete all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner in order to meet all contract payment terms as per legislation, contract terms, and company policy and procedures.
  • Review and analyze all adjustments, submissions, and reports and ensures they are completed in a timely manner. Follow up and manage any issues, problems, or discrepancies.
  • Provide project team with various ad hoc reports and analysis as required.
  • Assist with year-end procedures and external financial reporting requirements (e.g., government agencies, taxes).
  • Assemble client billings package in accordance with contract terms and conditions and follow up appropriately to ensure on-time payment.
  • Prepare bank deposits and/or monthly reconciliations and prepare subsequent cash receipt entries where required.
  • Review and analyze monthly contract reports to ensure accuracy of cash-flow, fee reconciliation, and ledger balance. Subsequently, follow up with project management staff and accounting manager to identify any irregularities or risk exposure and assists with the development of a strategy to address accordingly.
  • Assemble information for internal and external audits.
  • Ensure that all required documentation (including insurance, bonding, SDI, workers compensation, statutory declarations, and lien waivers) is in place.
  • Read and interpret trade contracts for accounting-related items.
  • Supervise, direct, coach, train, and mentor the junior accounting employees on a daily basis.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • College degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
  • Must have at least 3-5 years of accounting experience. Construction accounting experience desired.
  • Intermediate knowledge of project costing principles, including forecasting, budgeting, recoveries, insurance, and contract/subcontract requirements.
  • Prior supervisory experience highly preferred.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software.
  • Highly analytical with excellent eye-for-detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong customer-focused relationships with company stakeholders.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.