• 04-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Management Services
  • Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Utilitra has an exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant based in our Edwardsville office. If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we'd love to hear from you.

About Our Company

Utilitra is a woman-owned firm specializing in utility and technology solutions. We offer design, construction, and metering services to utilities, and supply businesses and municipalities with robust technology services through our team of IT professionals. Our ability to integrate distinct specialties gives customers the opportunity to work with a coordinated team for the design and maintenance of their infrastructure.

Utilitra has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Best Places to Work finalist, one of St. Louis' 50 Fastest Growing Companies, and one of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses. We were also recognized by the St. Louis Post Dispatch as one of the area's Top Work Places.

About The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing account support to project managers while forecasting and monitoring project progress and costs.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Works directly with the Senior Project Accountant for all work-related duties and assignments.
  • Provide support to project managers through complete project financial management.
  • Set up and maintain accurate project and budget data within the accounting system.
  • Review customer contracts for billing requirements, billing due dates, and payment terms to ensure invoices comply with contract terms and client specific requests for both time and equipment as well as "Bid" jobs that are paid on a project basis.
  • Work with project managers to meet weekly or monthly billing deadlines by creating timely and accurate client invoices that are compliant with contract terms and client-specific requests for both Time and equipment and Bid (lump sum) jobs.
  • Work within customer's cost management system where required.
  • Maintain accurate and auditable files in a paperless system.
  • Review equipment batches to ensure proper coding of equipment utilized on projects on a weekly basis.
  • Set up Subcontracts in Viewpoint. Approve subcontract invoices in pVault and initiate and track subcontract payment releases in accordance with subcontract terms and deadlines, and project manager requests.
  • Prepare and submit lien waivers on projects as necessary.
  • Review Accounts Receivable reports for past due amounts and assist in collection efforts.
  • Review project financial reports as necessary for cost accuracy and reasonableness, conduct weekly review and monitoring of cash receipt postings.
  • Perform direct project-related labor and AP cost transfers within the accounting system as necessary.
  • Review projects monthly with project managers to determine percentage of completion and expected profit margins, and update WIP schedule for projects.
  • On at least a monthly basis review and determine which open jobs can be closed and perform the close job process.
  • Cross-train with other Project Accountants to be able to fill in for vacation/absences.
  • Other duties as assigned or prudent.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • 3 or more years of related experience with 1-2 years of experience with WIP schedules.
  • Experience auditing construction contractors is a plus, but not required.
  • Must be able to manage project financial data for multiple projects.
  • Must be able to work independently, and take the initiative to resolve project financial issues in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, manage assigned workload and deliver accurate and timely results with an attitude and commitment to being an active participant in meetings.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and must have strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Reasoning and problem-solving ability.

Company Benefits

  • Company-paid health insurance (dental, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance are provided)
  • Zero deductibles
  • 100% 401k match (up to 5% of salary)
  • Paid holiday & vacation time
  • Educational assistance
  • Various discount programs
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