HNTB Project Accountant/Project Analyst in Oakland, California
What We're Looking For
HNTB is hiring a Project Accountant/Project Analyst to work in our Oakland, CA or San Jose, CA offices.
This role works closely with office/project business managers, project controls staff, and/or project managers to support 4 for 4 performance: consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget, and to the client’s satisfaction on every project through the project life-cycle in areas of marketing, contracting, and delivery. Performs project analysis and coordination, tracking & reporting, accounting month-end coordination, and cash management duties on assigned project(s). May support multiple project managers, departments and offices. Generally assigned to multiple mid-size projects ($1M-$5M) or assists in supporting larger/complex projects.
Primary focus Will Include:
Being a business partner to the project teams
Ensure delivery of detailed and accurate financial reporting in accordance with strict deadlines
Facilitating monthly project reviews to assess financial risk on projects
Coordinate with internal billing department to ensure that monthly invoices are compliant with HNTB contract and set to clients timely
Work with Project Manager on collection of all A/R on assigned projects
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in computer technology and Microsoft Office applications (with an emphasis on Excel)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and with a team
Deadlines oriented; excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
General knowledge of project management processes; 3-6 years relevant experience in A/E Industry strongly preferred
Knowledge of Accounting/Financial Principles and Practices
Project Management Certification, Other Contracting or Project Management Certifications preferred
What You'll Need
Ensures financial integrity by compliance to internal and external governance requirements (HNTB policies and procedures, Client requirements, Industry standard accounting requirements and Government requirements), weekly review of project costs, monthly earnings review & billings reconciliation, subconsultant cost management and reconciliations, and accurate and timely estimate to complete reviews with project manager, annual overhead adjustments, and periodic review of project contract backlog and revenue/labor forecasting. Works with project manager and other project analysts to ensure accurate project revenue and costs accounting; ensuring the project financials are accurate in accordance with contract and internal and external financial processes and procedures.
Analyzes financial reports/metrics and provides assessment to project team members in areas of budget, profitability, earnings variances, and cash flow. May create tools/independent spreadsheets to help analyze burn rate/earned value, earnings variances, and cash projections.
Assists with effective cash management by creating and/or maintaining cash flow forecasts, internal and external invoice mapping procedures, coordinating updates/QC review of project billing notes and appropriate subconsultant PWP terms, communication of invoicing requirements to internal and external parties, coordinating project invoice reporting requirements. Maintains effective client counterpart relationships to drive successful cash results. Proactively tracks and reports on receivables and delinquent billings. Establishes, monitors and drives action plans for effective cash resolution on projects.
Assist project managers/other team members with providing proactive financial review/analysis and documentation for project review meetings, attends project review meetings and other project meetings as needed. Meets with project managers regularly to review burn analysis and recommendations and works with project manager to update cost projections to properly reflect current project status.
Provides input to the overall Project Management Plan in areas affecting cost and profitability, includes communicating project specific contract guidelines and/or procedures to project teams and ensuring adherence to those items.
Assists contracting/delivery managers and/or project managers with facilitating internal review processes of project agreements and work-at-risk documentation. May assist in preparation of draft templates under guidance from other team members. Reviews and provides information using historical data/research on client compensation practices, trends, risks, and opportunities. Reviews & ensures compensation language, billing requirements, other financial and/or reporting flow down appropriately to subconsultants/other partners. As part of the review process, makes recommendations for improved cash management and revenue enhancement opportunities; including highlighting improved invoicing approaches and cost recovery opportunities. May help build cost risk management approach for project (i.e., non-billables, project overtime requirements, etc.)
Facilitates and assists in running and documenting project baseline and target gross margin scenarios, final contracted margin and ER with corresponding assumptions using HNTB standard tools & templates. Provides financial review of fee proposals. Transfers internal fee proposals into Client forms or templates for submission.
Gives guidance/training to Project Management Staff and other office personnel on HNTB Processes and best practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering or relevant degree
2 years’ experience in financial/project analysis or similar position
In lieu of education, 6 years of relevant experience in Architectural/Engineering or similar industry only
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
EOE including disability and vet
At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.
When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.
HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer .
HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).
Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.
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