Project Accountant

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 20, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time

Kraus-Anderson offers an opportunity to make an immediate impact with an industry leader!

Core Purpose: Building enduring relationships and strong communities

Core Values:

Integrity – Do the right thing…always be respectful, honest and fair Commitment – Take ownership, work hard, and keep promises Teamwork – Collaborate to foster trust and success for all Value People – Support each other in a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions  Our Company

For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape. 

Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KAis consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 50 general contractors in the United States. Our base of operations in Minnesota is supplemented with regional offices, extending our capabilities coast to coast.

We take a highly collaborative approach to our work. We work closely with owners, architects and the entire planning team well before ground is broken; providing cost analyses, scheduling information, and value engineering services to ensure that our client can make informed decisions leading to a timely finish of the highest quality and the best value.

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for managing the accounting and finance functions on assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

Maintain accounting records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on assigned projects. Participate in internal control structure by questioning potential fraudulent, inappropriate, or inaccurate transactions. Initiate and lead the monthly project Owner billing process by gathering relevant cost information and coordinating related tasks with other project team members. Work collaboratively with Project Managers to review and approve assigned project subcontractor pay applications for payment. Review and approve accounts payable invoices that are included in project cost for assigned projects. Communicate consistently and effectively with subcontractors to reconcile pay application status with respect to original contracts, change orders, and pending change orders. Manage contractual risks through synchronization of documents (i.e. certificates of insurance, lien waivers.) Oversee project closeout reconciliation process. Build cohesive working relationships with all individuals on assigned project teams. Requires top-notch organizational skills that allows for accurate and timely response to owner and architect requests for information. Analyze monthly project accounting metrics to explain the status of project financial position Develop and promote standardized best practices with other Project Accountants in the KA Project Accounting Team. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related field or 1-3 years of relevant work experience Ability to read, comprehend, and write instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information on one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency and meet challenging work goals Ability to maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures Ability to possess and maintain exceptional work ethic as well as uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of GAAP Experience in the construction industry Knowledge of accounting software; internet applications and Microsoft Excel Knowledge of construction software Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For Office Requirements:

Essential functions section to include items such as ability to: Clearly communicate information (both written and verbal) to colleagues and key stakeholders Stand and/or sit in a stationary position for extended periods of time; 50%+ Use a computer/laptop/iPad in open office environment with natural and/or florescent lighting Navigate between office building floors, and on occasion, attend off-site meetings Lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted Why KA?

We offer a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment where employees are positioned to make a positive impact on our business, our communities, and their own future.

We believe in building leaders. KA offers a wide range of enrichment and professional growth opportunities through KA University and community service opportunities through our KA Has Heart Volunteer Program.

KA offers full time employees (30+ hours) a significant Total Rewards package, including

Medical insurance Plan Options Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) Wellness Program 401(k) plan Company sponsored Life Insurance & Disability Time Off including vacation, sick and holiday pay Along with our employer sponsored plans, we also offer an array of Voluntary Benefits and other perks.

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