Project Accountant - Chicagoland Area (Munster, IN)

Munster, IN posted on December 4

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The primary responsibilities of this position include the timely processing of payroll, invoicing and various job costing duties. The position will touch upon all areas below but does not need to be deeply experienced. We will train a new graduate and/or accept candidates up to 5 years’ experience.


Essential Functions and Requirements






·         Enters, corrects, verifies and transmits payroll information into payroll systems

·         Reviews timesheet input to ensure accuracy of data, including necessary edits to batch

·         Facilitates adjustments and changes

·         Sorts and distributes payroll checks to supervision

·         Processes manual checks as necessary

·         Manages the computation of lay-off checks as requested from the field

·         Ensures termination sheets are received and delivered to appropriate union

·         Assures accuracy of manual check advice and that terminated employees are removed from timesheets

·         Responsible for craft verification of employment; facilitates questions and answers




Accounts Payable


·         Performs non-routine and moderately complex accounts payable functions

·         Prepares and posts job related accounts payable and subcontractor invoices

·         Ensures all invoice processing are compliant with contracts and terms

·         Monitors projects and phase codes to determine accurate and timely processing of job cost

·         Communicates relevant arrangements, progress and results



Accounts Receivable


·         Performs non-routine and moderately complex accounts receivable functions

·         Prepares, posts and submits project billings on time and accurately (including time & materials, cost-plus and lump sum invoicing)

·         Ensures all invoicing and billings are compliant with contracts and terms

·         Monitors projects and phase codes to determine accurate timing

·         Analyzes and processes transactions; corrects billing records

·         Posts sales and revenue

·         Actively manages account

·         Communicates relevant arrangements, progress and results



Data Management


·         Responsible for accurate and timely data entry, records management and reporting for BMWC Munster division

·         Completes new hire packet review, manages set-up and entry into system

·         Manages employee payroll records; maintains according to prescribed standards and controls


·         Generates and distributes weekly payroll reports to designated recipients

·         Ensure data retention and information systems are updated and maintained appropriately within defined protocols and standards





·         Communicate, through the appropriate channels, any observations of noncompliance with established standards, Guiding Principles and Core Values of BMWC, or other violations of policy or illegal actions that place personnel and the company at risk

·         Perform, with care, any control-related activities required as a function of the position

·         Meet corporate standard for development activity

·         Specific job responsibilities and projects will be assigned and directed by leadership as necessary




This position has regular contact with all levels of internal and field staff, customers, and third-party partners. This position is a member of the Accounting Team and reports directly to the Division Controller.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Qualifications Required:

  • Entry level graduate or up to 5 years of work experience in accounting role
  • Professional experience working with in-house payroll processing and administration
  • Strong service orientation, problem-solving, flexibility and professionalism
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of employees and clients – including differing skill sets, education and experience
  • Excellent organization skills and time management
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a constantly changing environment
  • Able to use 10-key calculator by touch
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products; technical aptitude to learn internal systems and required packages

Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous work experience in the construction industry
  • Out of town travel. This is a periodic requirement for this position. Client/Project durations will vary. Most likely will be 25% to 50% in Indiana and the Midwest. (BMWC provides renumeration for employee travel, within our corporate policies. Details will be provided to qualified applicants.) 


Bachelor’s degree is preferred with major field of study in accounting or business administration. We will also interview non-degreed candidates with equivalent experience.