Project Accountant

Gensler in Charlotte

Job Description

Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 45+ offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful

Your Role

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 Southeast region.

What You Will Do

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 it relates to fee management
Assist Project Managers in performing project start-up due diligence and following Firm best practices throughout the project life cycle
Interact with clients and consultants in a professional, courteous 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; become the studio leader for matters related to finance.
Provide training to Project Managers regarding financial maintenance of projects

Your Qualifications

Possess an accounting or business administration degree with a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a professional services environment, preferably with an architecture or design firm.
Highly Organized
Must be a self-starter, team player, and detail oriented
Tableau Data Application experience a plus
Works well under pressure with multiple tasks and deadlines
Proficient in Excel, prior experience with Deltek Vision software preferred
Must demonstrate a high level of accuracy and stable work performance
Responds in a timely manner to vendors, consultants and staff
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage different personality types
Embrace new technologies and constantly strive for greater efficiencies through process or technology

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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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