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Accounting Manager - Construction

Job Title
Accounting Manager - Construction
Job ID
Chicago,  IL 60514
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Company Information:

  • 70 years of history and financial stability
  • High quality standards and award-winning projects
  • Unique business model focused on continuous improvement
  • Sustainability is a priority for their research and development efforts
  • Multi-division firm with diverse client base and challenging projects
  • Hundreds of satisfied employees with high retention
  • Stable, solid growth rate – Double number of employees in last decade
  • Backlog has doubled from a year ago

What the Company Offers You:

  • Family-first, team-oriented culture
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Variety of responsibility and project types to broaden expertise
  • Shorter workdays on Friday all year
  • Employee outings and holiday celebrations including opportunities for personal growth, wellness programs, lunch and learn sessions.
  • Impressive benefits package includes: BCBS Medical Insurance, Dental, life, vision, and disability options, 401(K) with 50% match up to 6%, PTO and Holiday pay, Various employee discount programs

Your Role with the Company:

You will work closely with and manage several Project Accountants, reviewing and posting monthly billings and mentoring this team.  You’ll spend time coaching them on how job billing postings impact financial statements and answering their questions about project billing.  You will be responsible for reviewing contracts in order to enter the job in the system, according to contract terms.  You will assist in preparing and analyzing WIP for jobs, and will help with financial forecasting of projects.  At month end, you’ll assist with preparing the financial presentation to the shareholders that includes financial statements, job analysis and graphics to assist in making the information easy to interpret.  In addition to the project and analysis focus, you’ll assist the CFO with special projects as needed and look for opportunities for process or system improvements.

Background Profile:

  • Accounting background in Construction, Engineering/Architecture
  • Basic understanding of construction contract types
  • MS Excel proficiency
  • Experience with calculating/analyzing WIP helpful

About DK Cole and the Process:

DK Cole is a privately-owned executive search and consulting firm, specializing in construction, and we have been hired on retainer to conduct this confidential search by the client company.  We will share all the details on our client company during the initial phone call, if the role makes sense for you, and for the client.  Maintaining your confidentiality is a priority, so your resume will only be submitted at your approval and direction.  We will keep you updated at every step in the process and appreciate your time and consideration of this opportunity.  Please send your resume in Word, including a personal email address and mobile number where we can text or leave voicemail you during 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours. 



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