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Project Accountant

Chicago, IL
May 20, 2020

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Manivel Chinnadurai Mobile: 847-***-****

Professional Summary & Career Objective

A successful, competent Project / Construction Accountant with a specialization in Construction and project billing process with 13+ years of extensive experience, with working experience for Construction companies and A&E firms. I have widespread experience in operating Deltek Ajera software complete accounting functionality that includes General ledger, project costing, AR, AP, manage Project Budget & reporting to the Project Architects & Project Managers, Project billing, Payroll, etc. In QuickBooks I managed full-charge bookkeeping, Payroll Administrator (Surepayroll/Paychex). With strong management, interpersonal skills, & multi-tasking abilities, & unifying my progress with the team and organization in which, I work. I have been acknowledged for my unwavering loyalty to the firm. Ultimately, I am an individual with a resolute sense of responsibility, integrity, diligence, and accountability to hone my skills seeking an opportunity in your esteemed organization to work in a challenging and growth-oriented fast-paced environment.

Work Experience:

Brininstool+Lynch Dec-2019-Current

Project Accountant & Office Manager


Brininstool+Lynch is an Architectural & Design firm based out of Chicago, IL, with over 200+ project successfully completed projects and been awarded as “AIA Chicago Firm of the Year” in 2019. They have been collaborating with major clients across the country by coordinating in their Projects that comprises Multi-family Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Independent Houses etc.

Responsibilities include:

Using Deltek-Ajera software, coordinating both accounting & financial operations for $30 Million dollar construction projects.

Duties includes compiling financial documentation, setting up new Projects, Budgets & billing allocation methods in Deltek-Ajera, and provide comprehensive Project reports. It also includes recording revision in the project budget in Ajera and record Add Services & change orders in a timely manner and notify the Keys project Architects & Engineers to get their approvals & consent.

Heading accounting department and handling 13 projects that include Multifamily residential, Independent Houses, Institutional projects, and commercial projects.

Duties include Accounts receivable, Accounts payable, responsible for calling-in for Bi-monthly payroll, record & manage payroll reports, communicating monthly financial and cash flow to Business Principals, associates & Partners using Deltek-Ajera.

Thru Deltek-Ajera, maintain regular updates of employee timesheets, project expenses, and accounting information periodically and get it the expenses reimbursed by the client in a timely manner.

Originate and maintain employee files and agreements/contracts, a record of salary, raises, and bonuses in Deltek-Ajera.

Handling & assigning Consultants/sub-contractors on projects by coordinating with them on AIA contracts and contract executions.

Recognize and improved historical accounting of the company’s portfolio resulting in increasing reliance and confidence in books.

Involved in controlling correspondence, designing and maintaining file systems, reviewing and approving office supply requisitions, and the management of clerical functions.

Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget with principals; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.

Complete project administration like collecting Lien waivers, 1099 & COI from subcontractors & consultants, monitor timely payment receipts from the clients, monitor change orders approvals & executions by clients/customers.

Organize, maintain, and update digital folders and files on shared Networks for Key Project Owners, Architects, Managers, Principals & Office Staff.

Coordinate with CPA and provide all necessary bookkeeping records on a bi-weekly basis, coordinate quarterly reports, update Financial Statements, and Reports regularly.

Cash flow projections.

Para Custom Homes May 2013 –Nov-2019

Project / Construction Accountant

Para Custom Homes, LLC, a growing Construction Company, specialized in High-end Custom Homes built with the Top-notch products. They offer unique expertise in custom homes, real estate, property management, commercial & residential leasing, residential & commercial construction in the Midwest region.

Responsibilities include:

Individually managed & assisted with the development, administration, and project budgets valued at up to $20 MM anytime using QuickBooks Pro accounting software.

Monitored expense and prepare accounting spreadsheets ensuring compliance with budget specifications. Responsible for managing and developing $1.5 MM in monthly active project billings and invoices. Establish, organize, and maintain current project files

Individually Handled one of our major project, which was valued $5.50 Million Project

Highly practiced in Construction / Project accounting like Lien-waivers, Change Orders, Purchase Orders, Purchase Indent / Requisition forms after obtaining any Change Orders or RFP’s, Procurement Process, Obtain & maintain documents like contract agreements with General Contractors and Subcontractors, executed contracts, certificates of insurance, W9’s, draw requests, plans, Submittals, Maintain Permit documents, WIP review, progress billing, Inspection reports & Occupancy Permits, Process, Prepare/submit permit and utility applications as needed, obtain Invoices from Contractors for direct payments made Via company, Collect Bonds, etc. Make sure all contracts, Master Service Agreements (MSA’s) are in place

Prepare draw package like preparing Owner’s and Contractor’s Sworn statements, AIA Billing-G702/G703, enclose necessary Lien-waivers for direct payments, adhere non-compliances on all the projects, obtaining Warranty reports from the manufacturers and suppliers as needed. Make sure the complete package is included in the contract. General administrative support & liaison between the Customers, Vendors, Suppliers & Internal office Executives and Managers

Proficient in operating QuickBooks Pro – a financial accounting Software for 10 years as well as Bookkeeping, reviewing financial reports, Cash receipts, Deposits, Cash Disbursement, Cash reconciliation, adhere timeliness with the goal of improving cash flow, Project Job Costing and tracking project expenses, Handle Payroll Information, General Ledger Maintenance, Journals, Enter Accounts Payable & Enter Accounts Receivable, Reconciliation of Bank, Billing / Invoicing on a timely basis, capital expenditures, monitoring accounts, and preparing activity reports, financial forecasts & periodical financial statements.

Para Realty, Inc - Property Accountant Feb 2008 –Nov-2019

Monitoring Real Estate & Property Taxes and pay taxes on time, Common Area Maintenance (CAM), Facility & Property liaison & Manager, control operating Expenses, Up-to-date Lease record maintenance and Periodical Lease renewals, Utility Payments, resolving billing difference & disputes, Manage / Maintenance of all our Residential, Commercial properties, Office Spaces, Working closely with Banks, Title Companies, Immigration, Real Estate Attorney’s, Tax Appeal Attorneys, Ensure all our Properties follow City, Village or Township requirements, ordinance and By-laws

Point of Contact with CPA’s and Working closely with them during taxes filing Season

Paransys, Inc – Accounts Manager Feb 2008 –Nov-2019

Core experience in Recruitment and marketing process, build relationships with client, provide top-notch customer service to new & existing clients to ensure total satisfaction, Strong work ethic with the willingness to work extra hours to meet critical deadlines, Hiring New Employees and finding candidates for open positions, create Job duties, Coordinate and administer recruitment process including formulating job description, advertising sources, screening and interviewing and new hire orientation

Handling business / Immigration related correspondence with the Department of Revenue, Dept of Labor & USCIS. H1B Visa Processing – Experienced in H1B documentations, RFE’s, Audits & Permanent Resident Process, Oversee & finalize Wage raise for internal employees

Performing the E-Verification process, Collect Form I-9, Form W-4, On-Boarding New Employees, Time Sheets Management, Invoicing & Health Insurance of our Employees

Track on all contractual agreements, Mid-vendor agreements & other documents and ensure all are in Good-Standings & arranging periodical meetings with Vendors

U.S. Navy Recruits, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL Jan 2008 – Feb 2008

Research Assistant

Xitelco, Sleepy Hollow, IL Nov-2007 – Dec 2007

Operation Manager

Overseas Experiences May-1992 thru Mar-2007

Computer Skills

Proficient in working with Deltek-Ajera Accounting software & “QuickBooks Pro” accounting Software, as well as utilizing these software’s and managed computer automation measures.

Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel (Pivot Tables, V-Lookup) & Outlook Express), with an ability to become familiar with firm-specific programs and software and a quick learner.

Hands-on experience with other Internet Operations, Hardware networking, and other security measures.


Diploma in Office Automation, Certified Computer Accountant in operating Accounting Software

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