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May 10

Construction Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Orlando

Website Westminster Services Finance

JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTANT – CONSTRUCTION
DEPARTMENT: Westminster Services Finance
SUPERVISOR: Accounting Supervisor or Accounting Manager
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining financial information, performing analysis, and reporting for capital projects and providing accounting support to WSI Construction Department, Community Departments and Community Executive Directors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Promotes and communicates Legendary Service.
• Responsible for acting and responding in a professional manner.
• Works in coordination with the Accounting Manager and Supervisor to ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of financial transactions related to all capital projects.
• Works as liaison between Westminster Services Construction Department, Community Maintenance Departments, Executive Directors, and Financial Services.
• Provides financial services assistance and support to Westminster Services Construction Department as it relates to company construction projects.
• Works with Construction Department to understand new projects to be able to ensure all project costs are identified at the start of a project and captured under the appropriate project number.
• Attend Westminster Services Construction Department meetings as needed.
• Responsible for tracking and reporting capital project goals and assigned project numbers.
• Determines project general ledger account codes for all capital projects and entering new projects and budget in accounting software.
• Maintains project and purchase order modules of accounting software.
• Enters and tracks all purchase orders and change orders.
• Processes and tracks invoices related to Owner Purchased Materials, working directly with general contractors, and purchasing agents.
• Tracks retainage percentages to the proper general ledger account. Reconciles retainage general ledger account monthly.
• Reviews all capital project invoices for proper coding and approvals in a timely manner to ensure payment terms are met.
• Reviews open projects for budget / actual variances, incorrect coding and proper classification.
• Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of open projects to include where appropriate, project actual / budget, percentage completion, anticipated completion and in-services dates.
• Responsible for monthly retainage and CIP reconciliation and fixed asset / project reconciliations.
• Prepares and records appropriate accounting journal entries.
• Prepares and maintains written procedures within area of responsibility.
• Close completed capital projects from CIP in accounting software to fixed asset system at least quarterly. Reporting depreciation expense to Accounting Manager quarterly.
• Maintain Projects to Expense, reporting quarterly results to Accounting Manager.
• Works in coordination with the Accounting Manager in preparing tangible tax returns and ad valorem tax assessment allocations to residents.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager and Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Four-year college degree with accounting major preferred. Experience will be evaluated in lieu of degree.
Experience, Basic Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Five years’ experience in accounting required.
• Requires knowledge of computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets and ten-key proficiency.
• Knowledge of construction industry financial practices and forms.
• Experience working with Owner Purchased Materials.
• Ability to organize, analyze and report on the status of capital projects.
• Must possess excellent mathematical skills including budget/variance reporting and statistical analysis.
• Knowledge of the basic principles and current practices of accounting.
• Must possess good organizing, teamwork and telephone skills.
• Must possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationship with internal customers.
• Must possess the ability to ensure information confidentiality.
• Position requires overtime as needed.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Be inquisitive and look for alternative ways to analyze the business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel,

crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to:
• Inside environmental conditions of air conditioning, heat, office crowds, and office noise.
• Exposure to computer terminal for long periods of time.
• Hazards related to computer terminal operation, and when operating a motor vehicle.
• Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of this position.

JOB DESCRIPTION ACCEPTANCE RECEIPT
The attached job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the assignments and responsibilities assigned to any employee; nor are such assignments restricted to those precisely listed in the description. This job description may change from time to time as the needs of the organization change.
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE:
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB AND WILL ACCEPT AND AGREE TO FULFILL THESE AND OTHER ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITIES.

EAA, Design & Construction Group
Westminster Communities of Florida
Ph: 407-839-5050 Ext. 268
amillan@wservices.org

To apply for this job email your details to amillan@wservices.org