Construction Accountant CPA

Washington, DC 20007

Posted: 11/16/2018 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Accounting/Auditing Job Number: real_street-1955 Pay Rate: 40.85 USD HOUR
Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for a Construction Accountant with one of our top clients.  As a Construction Accountant, you will be supporting our client, a commercial general contractor located in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD.

Job Responsibilities

The Construction Accountant will be responsible for the daily functions of finance & accounting, payroll, accounts payable & receivable, and contract management for the organization.  As a member of the management team, the Construction Accountant will engage in high-level financial analysis, planning, and forecasting for fiscal health and future economic development activities, and shall:

  • Oversee finance & accounting functions including managing accounts payable and payroll, maintaining cash flow, bank and funder relations
  • Provide financial and budget forecasting
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and audits
  • Interpret financial reports and data by reconciling balance sheets and accounts receivable
  • Manage and maintain financial accounting systems and software
  • Implement and maintain all necessary legal requirements and protocols while ensuring and maintaining confidentiality
  • Provide analysis and reports of finances and identify strategies and solutions for financial and budgeting issues
  • Provide financial analyses, planning and forecasting
  • Prepare financial reports for funding sources
  • Produce documents required for regulatory or other agencies
  • Identify and report cost and receivables information
  • Collaborate with senior management, provide leadership and strategic guidance on purchase and renewal of insurances, health and other employee benefits, operations and purchasing
  • Provide compliance oversight of leases, vendor agreements and contracts
Job Requirements:

Specific qualifications for the Construction Accountant role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA in Finance preferred, not required; minimum requirement is a CPA
  • Minimum of 3 years Construction Accounting experience
  • Experience working with Viewpoint, Timberline or other similar construction software
  • Experience with efficiency improvement, planning and strategic forecasting
  • Experience providing financial analyses, forecasting, solutions and strategies
  • Experience preparing integrated financial statements, developing financial reports and identifying trends


RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid time off

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and contact us today!




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We have had an eight-year relationship with RealStreet on a number of federal construction management contracts. They have been extremely responsive to our needs, helping us fill a variety of construction services positions, often with short notice. They have been a reliable and responsive partner, and we can always count on them to quickly deliver Read More…

Tony Leketa, PE, Executive Vice President

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