HNTB Project Accountant in Chicago, Illinois
Why Choose HNTB?
For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.
At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.
For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.
The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking a Project Accountant in our Chicago, Illinois office. This is a part-time position scheduled to work between 20 and 35 hours per week. This position could have the option to switch to full-time later in the year.
Works closely with project managers to support HNTB’s 4 for 4 performance on projects: Consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget, and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. Performs project analysis and coordination, accounting, reporting, budgeting, scheduling, month-end processing, and cash duties on assigned project(s). May support multiple project managers, departments and offices. Entry level position, generally assigned to smaller projects or assists in supporting larger/complex projects.
Generally, assigned to smaller projects or assists in supporting larger/complex projects.
Partners closely with Project Managers, Business Managers, office leaders, clients, and peers to achieve all 4 for 4 expectations, maximize earnings and cash and to meet client needs. Receive close guidance from Office Business Manager and/or Sr. Project Analyst.
Monitors, coordinates, and analyzes estimates to complete (ETC) exception reporting to ensure accurate reporting based on project performance and perform monthly and quarterly earnings ratio forecast for projects and office. Monitor and report on job budgets and costs, labor charges, expense detail, and work plans.
Conducts earnings review (and required analysis) on assigned projects to identify errors and trends. Responsible for making necessary corrections under direction of Project Manager, Office Leader or Business Manager to ensure accurate reporting by established deadlines.
Assists in preparing sub-consultant agreements, insurance and review of compensation (and payment) clauses, salary rates, and determining appropriate overhead rates.
Timely reporting on issues impacting cash management and project performance. Address issues to meet 4 for 4 performance that impact earnings and cash.
Ensures effective cash management by working with clients' established upfront processes on new contracts. Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Regular reconciliation of earned revenue to billed revenue and subsequent actions to remediate gaps
In-depth variance analysis of budget vs actual results for projects, including understanding of key drivers of the project’s performance
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related degree
In lieu of education, 4 years experience in project analysis or similar position
Project accounting in an engineering, architectural or construction firm
Experience in Microsoft Office Software : Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel (including Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Conditional Formulas, etc.)
Exposure / Experience with Microsoft Dynamics / AX
Experience reading, understanding, and applying contract terms
General Work Conditions
Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.
HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.
The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. 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). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.
HNTB Job Title Project Analyst I
Position Type Regular Part-Time
Category Administrative & Office Support Services