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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

  • By Hasan Abdul-Aziz 



The senior accountant responsibilities include balance sheet account reconciliations, maintaining general ledger schedules
and preparing month-end close procedures. Responsibilities also include monitoring the progress of the contract work inprogress
schedule, investigating discrepancies, performing the costs to complete process, ensuring accuracy of the contract
value and related billings, and maintaining fixed asset software.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
• Maintain timely and accurate general ledger including supporting schedules (posting entries, recording accruals, etc.).
• Assist with managing the project contract cost accounting, to include recording initial project cost estimates,
processing change orders, processing costs to complete updates, verifying and reconciling the accuracy of project
contract value with the stated contract amount, performing project close-outs, and any other necessary transactions
for the accuracy and completeness of the projects’ cost reporting.
• Assist with and/or prepare and distribute monthly Summary of Contracts.
• Support financial audit and governmental audit processes.
• Reconcile cash accounts and any related debt service accounts.
• Record fixed asset additions/disposals and related book/tax depreciation and reconcile subsidiary ledger to the
general ledger.
• Reconcile balance sheet accounts.
• Assist with and/or prepare rate schedules by union by classification when required for bid estimates.
• Understand practical application of sales tax regulations for contractors (NYS, PA and other states as applicable).
Assist with and/or prepare quarterly sales tax returns.
• Assist with special projects as requested.
• Prepare and file miscellaneous corporate/accounting documents.
• Interface with Project Managers, Accounting Manager, and senior management on all aspects of accounting.
• Utilize the Treasury portal for processing banking transactions and reconciling accounts.

The candidate should have a strong desire to help others and be patient, levelheaded and maintain composure along with the
willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and change. The position requires
understanding of the company’s operations to apply analytical skills in determining whether the roll-up of contract information
supports the aggregate operating results. Position requires a proactive approach to the ongoing workload, attention to detail in
an organized well-documented manner.

Minimum Requirements:
• BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in accounting or equivalent work
experience is required.

Technical Skills and Experience:
• Prior experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas. Prior construction experience preferred.
• Proficient using computers and experience with large, automated accounting systems is a plus.
• Experience with MS Word and Excel is a plus.
• Experience interfacing with Timberline construction software is a plus.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.


O’Connell Electric is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. O’Connell
Electric affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.