Cost Accountant

<span style="font-family: Arial;">Doeren Mayhew is a Michigan-based regional Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm that provides unsurpassed accounting, tax, and business expertise critical to our clients. &nbsp;</span>One of our clients, a large construction company in the metro Detroit area, is seeking a&nbsp;<strong>Cost Accountant.</strong>

Metro Detroit Area

Doeren Mayhew

Founded in 1932, Doeren Mayhew is an award-winning, top 100 CPA firm that goes beyond traditional accounting to help mid-sized companies grow and prosper. With CPAs located in Miami, Florida; Troy, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina, and Houston and Dallas, Texas , we serve manufacturers, contractors and builders, service providers, technology companies, retailers and restaurants, wholesalers, distributors, auto dealers, financial institutions, energy companies and governmental/non-profit organizations with a full range of audit and accounting, tax, merger and acquisition, valuation and litigation support, payroll, wealth management and business advisory services. Combining a deeply rooted history with a progressive mindset, we offer insight into the business, oversight to ensure best practices and foresight for what’s ahead.

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Overview: The cost accountant is responsible for construction cost accounting form the beginning of the job to closeout. &nbsp;In addition, the cost accountant is responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports and costing audits, other accounting tasks as required. &nbsp;This individual examines and reviews cost records and ensures cost data is allocated correctly. &nbsp;Familiar with a variety of construction concepts, practices, and procedures. &nbsp;Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Responsibilities: <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">Set-up (beginning of job):</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Basic job information in Timberline System (start with Excel master worksheet)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Maintain signed contract from owner</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">File notice of furnishing for projects (jobs)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Obtain Builders Risk Insurance policy from owner</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Acquire certificate of insurance for job trailer</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Add owner as additional insured for CM jobs&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Schedule of Values for billing (AIA)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Enter estimate of job costs for project&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Commitments (purchase orders)</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">During Construction (ongoing duties):</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Review payables with project manager</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Enter payable into Timberline System</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Review job costs with project manager</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepare monthly billings (AIA) on time&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepare change orders for owners based on project manager's worksheets&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepare change orders to subcontractors based on project manager's worksheets</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Obtain waivers and sworn statements from subs and their suppliers; check info to ensure accuracy</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Notify CFO/PM/Supt. if info appears to be fraudulent; hold payments until resolved or instructed to release&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">Closing Out Jobs:</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Reconcile all commitments&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Obtain all final waivers from subcontractors and sworn statements&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepare final job cost history report</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepare closing summary report and have project engineer review, sign, and date&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> </div>
Requirements: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Bachelor's Degree in accounting or applicable major and/or 5-10 years of experience in construction job costing</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Notary Public</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Outlook&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Experience using Sage/Timberline software modules:</span></li> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Accounts Payable</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Job Cost</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Project Management&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Billings</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Contracts&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ability to work well in a team environment (including project executive, managers, engineers and superintendents).&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Strong interpersonal skills to explain billings to customers (owners)&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial;">Strong attention to detail &nbsp;</span></li> </ul>