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Job Ref:  143652BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Michigan
City:  Grand Rapids
30/09/2016 11:36

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM Shared Services
We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Accountant professional for immediate employment for the Grand Rapids, Michigan office location. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
  • Provide financial oversight and support on a moderate risk, moderate volume portfolio with multiple projects
  • Engage in regular meetings with project managers and/or project delivery teams on the status of projects
  • Participate in project review preparation, execution, and follow up
  • Assist Project Manager regularly with project setup, project monitoring, system updating and closeout
  • Ensure all incurred costs are reflected accurately and in a timely manner on the project
  • Assist project manager with the preparation and update of the EAC for all active projects
  • Ensure that financial reporting for pending change orders are reflected correctly in system
  • Ensure that the current budget reflects approved as-sold contract margin plus all client approved changes
  • Work proactively with project managers to monitor and correct project financial issues
  • Perform project analysis and prepare reports upon request for management review
  • Understand month end events to ensure they are prepared completely and processed accurately and timely
  • Assist PAMs with internal and external audit support as required

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent
  • 2 years of Accounting or Project Accounting experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills required as jobs may require supporting Project Managers across the Region

Preferred Qualifications
  • Completion of, or in pursuit of, professional designation in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Experience with project costing methodologies for project pursuits and proposals
  • Experience using Oracle is desirable
  • Architecture/Engineering industry experience is preferred

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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