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Project Accountant

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Project Accountant

Location: Chicago, IL, US




Project Accountant



The Project Accountant is responsible for providing a solid foundation of analysis for the firm’s projects and business practices by managing contracts, ensuring fiscal health of assigned projects, and mentoring and supporting the project management and office leadership of the North Central region. 


  • Work closely with Project Managers and Studio Directors, establishing successful business relationships and ensuring accurate and consistent billing and financial reporting at the project and studio levels
  • Maintain organized project contract files
  • Understand contract terms as related to compensation and scope
  • Assist Project Managers in performing new project due diligence as specified in the firm’s project start-up and collection procedures
  • Document clients' procurement process to ensure efficient delivery of invoices
  • Interact with clients (internal and external), consultants, and colleagues in a productive and professional manner
  • Review project work plans, budgets, and staffing plans for appropriateness to fee
  • Provide accurate invoices to clients per contract terms
  • Coordinate consultant invoices and payments per contract terms
  • Review project labor and expense charges with Project Managers for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Forecast actual vs. budget spending and analyze projects to provide meaningful input to project and office leadership
  • Monitor studio accounts receivable and assist Project Managers with collection efforts
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on variety of metrics at the studio level to ensure healthy business practices; assert oneself as studio leader for matters related to finance
  • Provide training to Project Managers regarding financial maintenance of projects through reporting systems and tools


  • Minimum Accounting or Finance Degree and 5+ years’ experience
  • Professional service firm accounting experience required.  AE industry experience preferred
  • Highly organized
  • A self-starter, team worker and one who is detail oriented
  • Embrace new technologies and constantly strive for greater efficiencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage different personality types
  • Work well under pressure with multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and stable work performance; ability to think strategically while still being engaged in the details
  • Respond in a timely manner to vendors, consultants and staff
  • Deltek Vision experience preferred

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



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