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Senior Accountant

Company: Gilbane
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a highly rewarding opportunity that provides extensive career growth opportunity? Gilbane is seeking a Senior Accountant who is a mid-level professional capable of fulfilling the project accounting and project forecasting requirements of multiple mid-sized projects or a singular large project, including day-to-day interface with project management, client and contractor personnel, while overseeing and developing junior level accounting staff. This role will sit primarily in the an office but travel to the project job sites may be required for meetings with the project teams and subcontractors.
Who are we?
As a Top-10 ENR Contractor, Gilbane is a family-owned business with 45 offices that has been shaping communities since 1870. Consistently recognized as one of the most reputable construction management firms in the country, Gilbane is committed to delivering projects safely and on-time. You will have the opportunity to build schools, labs, hospitals, corporate offices, sports arenas and more!
We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Who Are You?
You are someone who acts inclusively, showing empathy and treating others with respect and dignity in order to uphold Gilbane's core value of Caring and "People First" workplace culture. You seek to listen in order to understand and can convey information clearly. You're a strong problem solver who can identify, prioritize, and implement alternatives for solutions, and you demonstrate adaptability by collaborating with others and supporting team members to achieve excellence. A self-starter who shows passion, commitment, and ownership all while delivering on business outcomes and driving results. You're someone who identifies opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value-add solutions.
Your core values match Gilbane's: Integrity, Caring, Teamwork, Toughmindedness, Dedication to Excellence, Discipline, Loyalty, and Entrepreneurship.
What's in it for you?
The Senior Accountant is considered a mid-level position within our Business Unit Accounting job family. By joining the company at this level, you have opportunity to grow in title, compensation, and responsibility. You will work with a team of experienced professionals that will provide initial training and guidance, and long-term partnership. Additionally, Gilbane offers employees multi-dimensional training opportunities through a number of resources. You will be able to enroll in trainings through our award-winning Gilbane University to build leadership and technical skills.

  • Manage contracts, amendments, insurance, bonds, SOV, Files, and Co Policies

  • Produce timely and accurate requisitions and lien waivers

  • Format and set-up project forecast to meet both internal and client reporting needs

  • Manage monthly project forecast meetings and maintain accurate ETC for labor and expense

  • Ensure timely management of accounts receivable and payables

  • Manage the project financial closeout

  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships both internally & externally

  • Review and understand cost proposals

  • Understand and manage various contract types and delivery methods

  • Train and mentor Accountants

  • Assist the Accounting Manager or Controller with monthly WIP process

  • Act as independent accountant during project forecast meetings to mitigate financial risk


    • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

    • 7-10 years with CM or General Contractor organization working on larger complex construction projects and/or joint ventures

    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

      • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

      • Proficient in CMiC

      • Understanding of the overall project execution process, including budgeting, project forecasting, cost control, schedule, anticipated cost and project profitability

        Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
        Gilbane is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.
        Note to Recruiters, Placement Agencies, and Similar Organizations: Gilbane does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our jobs alias, website, or to any Gilbane employee. Gilbane will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Gilbane and will be processed accordingly.
        Tracking Code: 2023-7618
        Name: Gilbane Building Company
        External Company URL: http://www.gilbaneco.com/
        Street: 374 Delaware Avenue

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