Project Accountant

Edison, New Jersey

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

About Us:

Forest Electric NJ is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group. We are proud of our position as one of New Jersey's leading single-source electrical construction and telecommunications services suppliers. With over 50 years of expertise in data center infrastructure, healthcare, substation, financial infrastructure, network design, structured cabling and electrical system design-build, installation and maintenance.


Forest Electric NJ seeks a Project Accountant for its Edison, NJ location. The position is responsible for administering and preparing requisition forms, interaction with various customers, clients and personnel regarding collections, report distribution and other project accounting tasks. In addition, the position is expected to grasp an overall knowledge of both the business and economic environment to provide analytical support to upper management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Activities involve the preparation and administrating of monthly requisitions and payment applications in accordance with contract terms and formats.
  • Prepare invoices and change order logs.
  • Monitor, communicate and resolve open issues related to assigned projects.
  • Compile, maintain and produce cash management reports and forecast reports using internal cash management applications for distribution to upper management.
  • Maintain billing job folders in an organized, complete and accessible manner.
  • Analysis of job cost and profit/loss of assigned projects.
  • Regular interaction with customers and company personnel regarding collections, change order approvals and billings.
  • Communications with Project Management regarding billings, change orders, back charges, close-outs, and profit/loss analysis.
  • Review and generate all necessary waivers or tax certificates.
  • Review and prepare Certified Payroll, Insurance and M/WBE reports as required.
  • Participate as an active team member and be accountable for all accounting issues pertaining to assigned projects.
  • Support Director of Project Accounting and Controller for other accounting activities.
  • Regular, predictable and reliable onsite attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Construction accounting preferred, or work experience demonstrating accounting and analytical capabilities.
  • Experience with Viewpoint by Vista construction ERP software highly preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel formulas and formatting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize in a fast-paced, multi-task environment, and work with minimal supervision.
The Company requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof a complete COVID-19 vaccination. Forest Electric NJ is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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