Senior Project Accountant

Top ranked architectural practice DTLA (per Architect magazine) seeks a Senior Project Accountant to join immediately.
  • Salary: US $90000-95000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 49019

About this role

The Senior Project Accountant is an integral part of the Accounting team, partnering with the Project Managers, the Principal-in-Charge and Accounting Management to perform timely and informed project billing and revenue recognition, in accordance with the firm’s accounting standards and billing protocols.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Project set-up
  • Obtain project set-up from PMs and/or PICs
  • Set up and maintain project records in the firm's accounting system
  • Set up consultant budgets in Deltek Vision 
  • Review contracts to validate fees and work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Project Planning
  • Provide on-going training on the set-up and utilization of the project planning tools
  • Work with PMs to ensure project plans are set-up in Deltek and maintained monthly 
  • Work with PMs to ensure the backlog is updated monthly 
  • Project Accounting 
  • Project revenue generation
  • Monitor and analyze project fees to ensure proper revenue recognition 
  • Review and approve consultant payables, prior to entry in Vision
  • Consultant Payment Calculation
  • Communicate with consultants and PMs to provide payment status and to resolve any billing issues 
  • In collaboration with PM, work with Contracts Administrator to resolve consultant contract issues 
  • Ensure the consultant invoices and payments are in accordance with consultant contracts
  • Follow up on pending Prime contracts and ASRs, to ensure prompt execution
  • Work in collaboration with PM to maintain organized project contracts files folder
  • Distribute draft invoices to PM for review
  • Generate final invoices in client's required format, with required internal signatures
  • Update collections projections with anticipated timeframe of collections
  • Interface with clients' accounting team to stay abreast of payment status of aged A/R
  • Work in collaboration with PM to resolve any client invoice AR balances
  • Attend monthly project review meetings with PMs to discuss any outstanding collection issues
  • Accounts receivable reporting and maintain notes on status. Perform accounts receivable reconciliation monthly
  • Ensure project revenue is accurate 
  • Ensure consultant WIP is accurate and work with PMs to make any corrections or adjustments
  • Engage in WIP review with Accounting team, at the close of each month


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of project accounting experience
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision or equivalent project accounting ERP system
  • Strong knowledge of financial concepts, practices and procedures in the A/E industry
  • Comprehensive understanding of standard commercial terms (i.e. hourly NTE, cost plus, lump sum, etc)
  • Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills while working under tight deadlines and changes in priorities

The role also works in collaboration with Marketing and Contracts Management to budget/track costs and ensure contract administration compliance.  


Talk to Robert about this position

Bio: Robert’s career includes studio management, marketing, business development, HR and contract administration with design firms in New York and LA; he utilises his broad industry network and passion for people to make connections throughout the A&D industry.

+1 (213) 436 0909

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