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Project Accountant in Charlotte, NC at Pionear

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Project Accountant


Our Client is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 45+ offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful


Your Role


The Project Accountant is responsible for providing a solid foundation of analysis for the firm’s projects and business practices by managing contracts, ensuring fiscal health of assigned projects, and mentoring and supporting the project management and office leadership of the Southeast region. 


What You Will Do


  • Work closely with Project Managers and Studio Directors, establishing successful business relationships and ensuring accurate and consistent billing and financial reporting at the project and studio levels

  • Maintain organized project contract files

  • Understand contract terms as it relates to fee management

  • Assist Project Managers in performing project start-up due diligence and following Firm best practices throughout the project life cycle

  • Interact with clients and consultants in a professional, courteous manner

  • Review project work plans, budgets, and staffing plans for appropriateness to fee

  • Provide accurate invoices to clients per contract terms

  • Coordinate consultant invoices and payments per contract terms

  • Review project labor and expense charges with Project Managers for accuracy and appropriateness

  • Forecast actual vs. budget spending and analyze projects to provide meaningful input to project and office leadership.

  • Monitor studio accounts receivable and assist Project Managers with collection efforts

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on variety of metrics at the studio level to ensure healthy business practices; become the studio leader for matters related to finance.

  • Provide training to Project Managers regarding financial maintenance of projects

Job Requirements

Your Qualifications


  • Possess an accounting or business administration degree with a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a professional services environment, preferably with an architecture or design firm.

  • Highly Organized

  • Must be a self-starter, team player, and detail oriented

  • Tableau Data Application experience a plus

  • Works well under pressure with multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Proficient in Excel, prior experience with Deltek Vision software preferred

  • Must demonstrate a high level of accuracy and stable work performance

  • Responds in a timely manner to vendors, consultants and staff

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage different personality types

  • Embrace new technologies and constantly strive for greater efficiencies through process or technology



Life with Our Client



Our Client is committed to enjoying life as well as delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.


As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, our client offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 
Pionear is an equal opportunity employer

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