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Accounting Construction

Location:
East Elmhurst, NY
Salary:
95,000
Posted:
December 26, 2019

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Diligent, creative and self-motivated Construction Accounting Professional with diverse knowledge and experience in construction accounting services including vendor coding, account reconciliation, A/P, A/R, budget forecasting, project manager liaising, and payroll processing. Problem solver, people-focused, possessing strong leadership qualities and organizational skills; can work collaboratively in a team or independently with minimum supervision. Seeking to expand professional knowledge as a construction accountant using current and expanding skills and education to monitor and guide construction to an affordable and successful conclusion.

PROFILE SUMMARY

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

B.A., Accounting

North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

·Is extremely precise, with a keen eye for detail and a vast amount of practical knowledge; demonstrating extensive and continuously expanding know-how of accounting deliverables and expertise

·Able to organize work to maximize productivity and allow time for undisturbed research and analysis; ability to prioritize tasks to make the most of the time at work and contribute to strategic decision making

·Adept at practicing out-of-the-box thinking to come up with fresh solutions; capable of delivering special attention and a degree of creativity to the assigned projects with a unique grasp on financial reporting and documentation

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Construction Project Accounting

Budgeting and Forecasting

Contract/Change Management

Process Improvement

Customer/Vendor Relations

Teamwork

Communication/ Interpersonal skills

Personnel Development

Professional Relations

Industry Knowledge

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Controller

PAL Environmental Safety Corp. August 2018- October 2019

·Updated and maintained accounting records, including calculating expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss; handled payroll, made purchases, prepared invoices, and kept track of overdue accounts

·Produced financial statements and prepared reports and summaries for super visors and managers; prepared bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, and other forms of payment to the bank

·Monitored loans and accounts to ensure payments were up to date; totaled, balanced, and reconciled billing vouchers; ensured the completeness and accuracy of data on accounts and code documents according to company procedures

·Reviewed invoices and statements to ensure all the information appearing on them was accurate and complete, reconciled computer reports with operating reports and served as a liaison between management and clients regarding closeouts and financial matters on each project

·Performed many other duties including AIA Billing utilizing Timberline, Excel, Textura and Procore; processed Change Orders, maintained CRM, involved with AP, AR, and collections

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Analytics

Textura

Procore

Timberline

SureTrack Systems

MS Office

Financial Reporting

AIA Requisition

Contracts

Sr. Project Accountant

The Execu-Search Group – Jonathan Rose Companies Temp June 2017 - October 2017

·Developed, implemented, and maintained construction management system, including setting up projects, budgets, costs, cost codes, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, and various construction progress reports

·Reviewed and analyzed capitalization of costs ensuring compliance with policy; managed process for proper coding of construction invoices and lien releases for contractor and vendor invoice

·Examined and evaluated construction status with Project/Construction Managers; directed and participated in cost analyses; prepared and gathered materials related to construction and cost accounting matters for internal and external auditors

·Answered accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations; complied with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions

·Prepared special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends; maintained customer confidence and protected operations by keeping financial information confidential

Director of Construction Accounting

Affordable Apartment Construction Co., New York, NY June 2016 - May 2017

·Responsible for the overall accounting operations of the company; communicated routinely with Project Managers on a variety of job-related topics including bonding, insurance, and contract agreements; established invaluable accounting procedures for staff and subcontractors

·Participated in the formation and implementation of company financial plans; prepared all monthly financial reports; provided reporting and budgeting as required by Senior Management; managed accounting software, organizing financial information through AIA billing, AR, AP, and external personnel payments

·Worked with outside accounting and financial firms on monthly close-out procedures; managed company and project cash flow and supervised accounts payable and accounts receivable staff and functions

·Assisted the project management staff ensuring proper compliance with accounting procedures including reviewing and analyzing job cost estimates and reports monthly; developed written accounting procedures for the operations staff and worked with the team to ensure proper implementation and compliance

Sr. Project Accountant

The Rinaldi Group, Secaucus, NJ February 2015 - May 2016

·Responsible for creating project accounts in the accounting system; maintaining project-related records, including contracts and change orders and authorizing access to project accounts

·Authorized the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts; reviewed and approved supplier invoices related to a project; timesheets for work related to a project and overhead charges to be applied and account totals related to project assets and expenses

·Investigated project variances and submitted variance reports to management; conferred with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings; reported on project profitability to management and any opportunities for additional billings

·Created or approved all project-related billings to customers; investigated all project expenses not billed to customers; responded to requests for more detail from customers

·Approved the write-off of any project-related billings that could not be billed to or collected; closed out project accounts upon project completion; created and submitted government reports and tax returns related to projects and compiled information for internal and external auditors, as required

·Participated in bank and pencil req. meetings as well as project closeout, coordinating punch-list work and requisitions; aided significantly in the protection of company finances, performing due diligence through false injury and construction-related claims

Construction Accountant

Second Development Services, Brooklyn, NY August 2014 - October 2014

·Reviewed subcontractor pay apps and general invoices for data entry accuracy, proper approvals, third-party insurance compliance, etc.

·Assisted Contract Managers and Contract Coordinators to resolve any issues that arose in the review process

·Prepared and entered general ledger journal entries for financial statements; organized and entered direct job cost entries for allocations to and reallocations of job cost

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

·Assisted in preparation of monthly general ledger close reconciliations; updated and maintained accounting efforts, including AIA billing, purchase orders, and changes orders

·Supervised, managed and trained two AP clerks; controlled waiver of liens, certificates of insurance, and subcontractor billing; assisted several companies establish or improve their accounting systems

Consultant

Construction Accounting Services, New York, NY

1998- 2014

Stonewall Contracting

Davis Construction Company, Inc

O’Brien Kreitzberg, Inc.,

Financial Analyst (Contract Position with the GSA)

Daniel Eke and Associates, Silver Spring, MD January 2014 – August 2014

·Analyzed current and past financial data in line with contract officer requests, reviewed change order details with attention to union rates, material pricing, and other miscellaneous expenses

·Examined current financial performance, identifying trends and patterns; prepared reports on the above information and communicated the insights of these reports to the wider business

·Consulted with the management team to develop long-term commercial plans; suggested budgets and improvements based on the above information

·Explored different investment opportunities; developed financial models and provided forecasts as well as initiatives and policies that improved financial growth

·Consistently provided clear and precise analysis of change order for project managers to make informed payment decisions

Contract Sr. Project Accountant

Alternative Energy Development, Fort Lee, NJ

·Prepared and reviewed billings based on financial reports submitted from field offices in a timely manner and in accordance with contractual agreements

·Assisted with project-related inquires for the annual audit and worked with the Finance Officer to prepare schedules and respond to questions

·Notified the management about significant problems such as significant variance with the approved budget, cost-share issues, or unallowable costs

·Reviewed AR Billing/AP Payments, and all construction cost and assisted with monthly closing

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sr. Construction Accountant

Bobtek Electrical Corp., Brooklyn, NY

October 2009- February 2011

Controller

ACS Systems Associates, Inc., Mt. Vernon, NY

August 2008- March 2009

Project Accountant

Ostroff Electric, Howard Beach, NY

July 2007 – February 2008

Construction Accountant

Simone Development, New Rochelle, NY

December 2006- July 2007

Construction Cost Analyst

Crescent Heights, New York, NY

April 2004- November 2006

President

T-1 Communications, New York, NY

September 1993- November 1998

National Sales Manager

Classic Communications, New York, NY

August 1991- September 1993

Construction Controller

Kraus Enterprises, New York, NY

December 1988 – September 1990

Project Accountant

Lehrer McGovern Bovis, New York, NY

November 1985- December 1988

Auditor

NYS Department of General Services, Jamaica, NY

June 1982- November 1985

H&R Block- Tax Preparer

January 2007-April 2008

Precise Tax Services – Tax Preparer

January 2009-April 2011



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