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Senior Project Accountant

Company: The High Companies
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

We are hiring for a Senior Project Accountant to join the High Real Estate Group! The Senior Project Accountant will operate in a highly project-oriented role. This opportunity is responsible for many projects, all of which are in various stages of completion. This position must track milestones, loan and equity draws, contracts, etc. Exceptional organizational and detail skills are critical.

You'll also have the opportunity to interact with a variety of coworkers, project managers, general contractors, banks, asset managers, property accountants, executive leaders, etc. As such, you will be the "go-to" person for all levels of management. Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all parties is critical. Additionally, your ability to stay focused and on-track, to satisfy the demands of these constituents will be important. This opportunity requires a highly diligent, self-directed, organized, industrious, and resourceful team member ready and eager to contribute in a fast-paced work environment.


  • Work closely with project managers to provide financial and accounting services as needed. This position is an integral part of the development team, taking ownership of all accounting components and financial analysis responsibilities as prudent. Knowledge of retail financial modeling is preferred.
  • Prepare and submit timely funding draws to banks, equity investors, and agencies according to the appropriate procedure with the applicable entity.
  • Create and maintain project accounts in the general ledger accounting system and project tracking system. Work with IT, project managers, accounts payable and legal entity accountants to create systems and automate processes wherever possible.
  • Participate in and contribute to all Client Service Team meetings for projects.
  • Assist project managers in developing budget estimates and forecasted costs. Maintain budget and forecast updates in the project tracking system. Update cash flow requirements for projects and advise treasury and legal entity accountants of cash needs for agreed upon future funding.
  • Prepare all required documentation for loan draws, equity funding requests, and governmental funding requests on a timely basis to achieve optimum cash flow.
  • Review vendor invoices, making sure all necessary supporting documentation is submitted and work performed is consistent with contracts and purchase orders, and submit the invoice for project manager's approval for payment via Nexus or through Accounts Payable where applicable.
  • Investigate and resolve vendor invoice issues with vendor, accounts payable, or the Project Manager.
  • Respond to requests from suppliers, contractors and lenders.
  • Prepare all project reports for distribution to varied audiences upon request. Create standard reports to support automation and accuracy of information. All information should come from the project accountant so that consistency is achieved.
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required.
  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders.
  • Close out project accounts upon completion.
  • Communicate regularly with legal entity accountants to ensure proper accounting treatment of capitalized interest and proper recording of fixed assets after project completion.
  • May serve on and may chair various company committees as appointed.
  • Promote the interests and favorable image of the High Companies. Support and sustain the values of the High Philosophy.
  • Perform special assignments as directed.

Important Areas of Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Project Management, or related field
  • 4 years or more of progressive management accounting experience, part of which may be waived with an advanced certification (CPA or CMA) and/or MBA
  • Demonstrated experience reading and interpreting contracts and loan documents
  • Working knowledge of PC and standard financial/modeling software (IE: spreadsheet, database, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and good interpersonal and communication skills are required as well as a high level of confidentiality

Working for The High Companies:

The High Companies is comprised of eleven lines of business, all falling under the umbrella of the High Real Estate Group and High Industries. High Real Estate Group is a growing organization operating within a strategically driven structure designed to create significant value-added benefit to our clients. We are committed to innovation, industry leadership, environmental stewardship, and helping meet the needs of our community.

  • Tuition Assistance with 100 percent reimbursement for approved courses and degree programs which are job related and approved in advance by your supervisor.
  • Employee Assistance Program provides professional, confidential assistance for any type of personal issue you or your eligible dependents are experiencing.
  • High Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to the children of High co-workers working at least 1,000 hours per year and employed for at least two years. Recipients are awarded $4,000 for each year they are enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited degree program.
  • Good Measure Award is presented periodically to an individual or team from each of the High companies who exemplifies The High Philosophy and who has gone above and beyond normal job responsibilities to provide "Good Measure."
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision available for full-time coworkers. Vacation is offered to regular full-time coworkers and is earned annually on your anniversary date. You may carry over a portion of your hours into the next anniversary year.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match.

Keywords: The High Companies, Lancaster , Senior Project Accountant, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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