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Project Accountant in West Palm Beach, FL at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Job Description

The Project Accountant processes, manages, and is responsible for the overall accounting for an assigned group of real estate projects. The position requires the coordination of multiple project contacts, maintenance of processes, and the production of financial and analytical reports in accordance with GAAP and corporate accounting policies and procedures.


  • Process journal entries, maintain, and reconcile the general and job cost ledgers in accordance to GAAP
  • Oversee respective project cash accounts and cash position; address cash bank reconciliation issues
  • Record real estate revenue and cost of sales and prepare checks for deposit by Cash Accountant
  • Adhere to accounting deadlines for processing, reporting, funding, etc.
  • Assist with financial audit preparation and requests
  • Coordinate budget process for respective projects, upload into accounting system, and maintain budget file archives
  • Produce periodic financial reports with variance explanations and supporting analytics
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with Project Managers and operating division personnel to provide accounting guidance and support
  • Oversee payables for respective projects processed through corporate AP and control timing of check disbursements
  • Process annual real estate tax and tangible personal property tax filings and payments
  • Oversee annual corporate registration filings
  • Process semi-monthly construction cost recovery transactions for projects with homebuilding construction
  • Overseeing the bank loan funding process for financing facilities on respective projects by coordinating with Loan Accountant


  • Identify any potentially vulnerable cash processes and provide contributions to enhancing controls
  • Complete any accounting, financial, or other requests not specified above
  • Adhere to corporate accounting policies/procedures and GAAP requirements
  • Provide knowledgeable GAAP-based contribution to accounting decisions and treatment of accounting items that arise

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily to be successful. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge and skill to produce and maintain accurate deliverables, specifically financial statements including balance sheets, income statements, etc.
  • Excellent skills in organization and analysis
  • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative
  • Ability to respond to and manage internal and external customers in a timely manner

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field from a four-year college or university program and at least three years of related experience. The employee must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and be proficient in using the Internet.

This position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business reports, accounting ledgers, financial reports, analysis reports/spreadsheets, bank reports, and various documents. The employee must have the ability to write professional business correspondences, prepare analytical spreadsheets, and create reports for presentation to Project Managers, Controller, VP of Accounting and Finance, or COO.

Due to the requirements listed above, this position requires an individual to be able to accommodate multiple requests and processes simultaneously in an accurate and effective manner. Requests and inquiries are to be addressed within a reasonable amount of time. Required timing of cash transactions, processing, and reporting deadlines are to be adhered to.