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Our client, a very high growth company in the energy/biomass industry, is looking for a strong Senior Project Accountant to join the Project Accounting group. This individual is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of the large-scale greenfield construction projects. In the driver seat, this role will help our client turn an open field into a new wood pellet manufacturing plant, enabling us to further our mission to displace coal, grow more trees, and fight climate change.
This client has recently announced that they are planning to build FIVE new greenfield production facilities over the next 6 years, and this role will play a critical part in ensuring that they are able to accomplish that goal. New large scale construction project accounting experience will be crucial in this role.
This position will report into the Operations Finance Manager and will be ideally be located at the new construction site near Lucedale, MS (under 50 minutes from either Mobile, AL or Pascagoula, MS); however, concessions can be made regarding work location, depending on experience, availability, etc.
  • Support regular presentation of project performance showing commitments to-date, spend to-date, forecasted spend, and budget adjustments through the project life cycle.
  • Preparation of all monthly financial reports including but not limited to month-end accruals for construction in progress per GAAP and company guidelines with supporting documentation.
  • Tracking of all project purchase order commitments, spend and invoicing against appropriate phase and construction category for accurate reporting and decision making.
  • Participate in the formation and implementation of project financial presentations and forecast modeling.
  • Work with outside suppliers during monthly close-out procedures to ensure correct invoice accruals and timely receipt of all goods and services during project life cycle.
  • Work with project management staff ensuring proper compliance with accounting procedures including reviewing, updating, and analyzing job cost estimates, invoicing and spend reports monthly.
  • Regular communication with Project Managers, Project Budget Controllers, Procurement and Corporate Accounting to ensure that all project finances are accurately reflected and reconciled.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchase orders have been properly approved within company authorization levels.
  • Support Fixed Assets during the transition of placing assets in service at the end of project life cycle.
  • Proper capture, reporting, and accrual of all sales tax liabilities and the coordination of monthly filings.
  • Process all vendor invoices, identify any purchase order variances with the Budget Controller and obtain approval for payment per the guidelines of the company's invoicing process.
  • Responsible for the accurate coding and processing of invoices including lien waiver requirements, retainage calculations and retainage payments.
  • Investigate and resolve all discrepancies associated with the processing of invoices, account reconciliations, and project reports.
  • Provide project reporting as required by Senior and Project Management.
  • Creating new accounting/operations procedures to prepare and manage rapidly growing entity and the evolving business structure.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal partners including Accounts Payable, Treasury, Corporate Accounting, etc. that will support and grow the business
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
Minimum Qualifications 
  • B.A. / B.S. in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 2+ years combined experience in Project or Construction Accounting
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to present data to Senior Management
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and manage high volume transactions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong MS Excel, Word and accounting systems skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff
  • Willingness to learn Project Controls systems and processes (Scheduling, Quantity Surveying, etc.)
Bonus Qualifications 
  • 2+ years Microsoft Dynamics AX experience
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerBI