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Project Accountant

Location: Boston, MA, United States
Date Posted: 07-06-2017
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Job Description:
The Project Accountant supports management and operations with information, analytics and financial services in order to achieve mission and execute the strategic plan. This position monitors and advances the financial health of the company by managing cash flow, enhancing profit, watching costs and safeguarding assets.  This includes ensuring the financial health of Solar project(s) by aggressively collecting revenue, accurately forecasting costs and revenues, and timely escalating all potential financial issues to senior management. This position is also responsible for job forecasting, cash flow forecasting, budget download, subcontractor invoicing, change orders, compliance auditing and financial reporting.  Leading the initial budget download process, and working with the super/PM to setup the coding structure for the project. On a timely basis updating the project budget to account for change orders and project revisions.  Ensuring all client invoices are submitted on time and with the appropriate documentation. Following up to assure timely payment of invoices, change orders and claims.  Understanding variances and identifies the components of the over/under billing.  Communicating this information to senior management and works with the project team to resolve.  Preparing quarterly accurate and reliable project forecasts and reports that enable management to make effective business decisions.
Quarterly financial statements including underlying analysis and support for items in the financials.  Ensuring all subcontractor documentation is received and executed in a timely manner to ensure compliance to the payment terms of the Subcontractor Agreement. Reviewing reports and invoices to make sure there is no wasteful spending.  Reviewing and understanding the Client's contract for general specifications, sales tax, invoicing, extra work billing, and change management. Reviewing the weekly equipment charges and utilization reports.  Discussing any variances with the project team to ensure they make real time cost decisions.  Assisting in the preparation of schedules, reports, and various supporting documents used in audits performed by independent public accountants
Requirements
Bachelor Degree in Accounting 
3+ years of private or public accounting experience, solar industry experience preferred.
Must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.
Excellent teamwork, communication and people skills a must.
Proactive and pragmatic thinker is deliberate and decisive in making decisions.
Self-directed, organized and self-motivated to accomplish goals.
Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced challenging environment.
Has a solid time management system and demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.).
Knowledge of general ledger and financial statements.
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