Project Accountant - Full Time

With a large portfolio of active projects across 9 major market sectors throughout Illinois and the surrounding states, Connelly Electric, Co. is one of the leading design build electrical contractors in the Chicagoland area. Connelly Electric is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Project Accountant who excels at multitasking. This individual will perform a variety of accounting, administrative and other functions as required in supporting projects and the business. The ideal candidate will have a construction background and will work well independently to provide overall project accounting support for multiple projects.

Essential Duties

  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers and support staff regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications
  • Enter change requests into the accounting system and maintain up-to-date project cost information
  • Prepare and submit all project-related billings to customers using AIA Forms
  • Enter billings into third party applications as needed - Textura, GC Pay, etc.
  • Prepare, request, and maintain waivers, affidavits, and collections for assigned projects
  • Monitor and assist Project Manager with project-related expenses, investigating invoice discrepancies and all project expenses not billed to customers
  • Communicate with customer regarding unpaid contract billings
  • Monitor and update project projections weekly with Project Managers
  • Create subcontract agreements for Project Managers
  • Request insurance certificates from subcontractors
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management
  • Report on project profitability to management
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion
  • Create and provide various reports related to projects
  • Compile information for internal and external audits, as required


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Engineering, Communications 
  • 5+ years of Construction Accounting experience preferred
  • Effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of employees, suppliers, and customers
  • Ability to read and understand various AP and JC reports in order to resolve any discrepancies
  • Must be able to prioritize in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • High-level attention to detail

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