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Manager of Project Accounting & Performance


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About Bruner/Cott

Our 35-person collaborative design practice strives to create thoughtful client-oriented design solutions that transform place and enhance the human experience, while respecting the natural environment.

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About This Position

The Manager of Project Accounting & Performance position combines day-to-day project accounting and managing and performing all duties related to the accounting function with analytics, process strategy, and financial management making them a key member of a creative, collaborative, and high-performance workplace culture. They will work in close collaboration with the Director of Operations to provide high-level business support to the Firm Partners. This role is an exciting combination of hands-on and management work in a dynamic environment and requires both regular tasks and long-term visioning. Due to the fast-paced, deadline-based environment of Architecture, this position may require more than 40 hours per week. This position requires in-office work at least 2-3 days per week to collaborate with Partners and staff.

Primary responsibilities and duties

  • Project accounting – 65%
    • Work with Director of Operations to ensure contracts reflect appropriate budgets.
    • Generate and send monthly client invoices in collaboration with Project Managers and Director of Operations
    • Oversee approval process of consultant invoices for projects
    • Track project fees throughout project lifecycle
    • Generate and distribute monthly project budget reports to project mangers
    • Collaborate with Director of Operations to supply appropriate budgets for project staffing
    • Monitor Accounts Receivable and follow up directly with clients when appropriate, maintain files on AR and update records as required
  • General accounting - 35%
    • Perform accounting and financial functions of the firm, supervise accounting function of administrative staff
    • Generate monthly and annual reporting of financial performance
      • Overall firm performance reporting
      • Project performance reporting
    • Manage Accounts Payable and process payments including printing checks and obtaining appropriate signatures, initiating wire/ACH requests, and sending all payment verification data to the bank, and post transactions in accounting software
    • Manage budgets created by marketing, IT, and other select departments
    • Process payroll and expense reports biweekly
    • Manage R&D Tax Credit process
    • Assist in preparation of financials to submit to CPA for annual tax return
    • File and maintain financial documentation and update accounting database on a regular basis
    • Periodically review vendors to ensure accurate classification for IRS Form 1099 reporting purposes.
    • Ensure accounting procedures operate effectively and recommend changes to improve department efficiency and update firm leadership on any discrepancies found during invoicing or accounting duties

Experience & skills

  • 7-10 years’ work experience in an accounting or project budget management position
  • A/E/C industry experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required; relevant degree strongly preferred
  • High level of individual accountability
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning, budgeting, and reporting
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Effective collaboration skills and willingness to work for team success
  • The ability to handle the demands of a fast-paced, multi-tasking position
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing different business functions
  • Sensitivity and ability to manage confidential matters is required

The ideal candidate will be candid and honest, steady under pressure, and curious and insightful. They will be fair, highly organized, resourceful, value innovation and creativity, and dedicated to solution-oriented approach. They will have a high-level of personal accountability and a willingness to confront others and hold them accountable.

How To Apply

Submit application to [email protected]