InfraSource Sr. Project Accountant in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Job Title: Sr. Project Accountant
Reports To: Director Financial Planning and Analysis
With over 2,000 employees located in 30 locations across 20 states, InfraSource provides a comprehensive scope of construction and professional services to the natural gas and electric industry. Utilities and Pipeline Operators throughout North America choose InfraSource for its extensive knowledge, expansive resources, and unmatched scope of services. With legacy companies dating back to 1954, InfraSource has built its reputation as an industry leader for solutions and a premier provider of infrastructure services with a solid track record of performance, integrity, and - above all - a commitment to safety and quality.
This position will be responsible for job cost reporting, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting, contract analysis, assisting in the month-end close, the billing process through collection and other financial analysis and reporting as required. Located in the Ann Arbor office this position will partner with Operations to help drive successful bottom line performance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: In coordination with the entire F&A team, this position is responsible for adherence to the Division’s accounting principles, procedures, practices, reporting and compliance requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP.
Prepare, review and distribute weekly/ monthly financial reports that summarize and forecast the Division’s business activity and financial position in regards to income and expenses and budget/forecast versus actual performance.
Analyze financial reports for variances from forecasted, budgeted, and benchmarked performance and provide explanations and recommendations for continuous improvement.
Preparation, evaluation and accuracy of Division’s budgets, forecasts and other financial operating reports.
Prepare and evaluate analysis based on contract performance and Divisional operating results.
Effectively communicate with Project Managers regarding contract documents, budget, estimated costs at completion, change orders, approvals and billing
Establish and maintain relationship with customers, continuously working to improve billing and contractual financial reporting provided
Manage the billing process through to collection, assisting with preparing and processing billing when necessary as well as actively participating in the improvement and maintenance of DSO
Review and monitor customer contracts and gain thorough understanding to properly reflect change orders.
Review and report cost accruals for committed costs.
Research and prepare variance analysis with explanations on performance against bids.
Review operating expenses and provide recommendation to management on ideas for cost reductions.
Ensure proper revenue recognition for the Division.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with several years of financial experience and has demonstrated career path of increasing responsibility. Prefer a minimum of 2 years experience in the construction industry. An advanced designation is a definite plus. Requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, and strong computer literacy. Must have demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Must be able to think creatively but be a detail oriented person. A self-starter with high energy and the ability to organize and prioritize work effectively. Some travel will be required.