Project Accountant

  • Kitchell
  • Aug 13, 2021
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Employee-owned Kitchell seeks an experienced and dedicated Project Accountant to join our Northern California region in Sacramento and build a long-term career at one of the most innovative and growth-oriented building companies in the United States. As a Project Accountant, you will manage multiple project invoices and bills, review budgets, and prepare financial reports.



  • Prepare invoice package containing all necessary backup for approval, investigate project expenses not billed to customers, and prepare labor adjustments as necessary
  • Support effective client relationships and submit project invoices
  • Recommend and implement process improvements to the client billings

 Project and Contract Maintenance

  • Set up new projects and close projects upon completion in the ERP system
  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers regarding contracts, amendments, and any additional services related to invoicing
  • Analyze contracts and keep up-to-date maintenance of contracts

 Project Accounting

  • Review, code, and approve accounts payable items to ensure consultant and vendor invoices are charged to the appropriate accounts
  • Review consultant billings and compliance with consultants’ agreements
  • Maintain coding and allocations for fixed assets, leased equipment, and leased offices/trailers
  • Prepare project and overhead-related journal entries. Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
  • Deposit checks and provide advice on receipts from clients
  • Monitor accounts receivable and supports project managers with collection efforts

 Compliance and Analysis

  • Assist with account reconciliations, audits, and analyze the P & L accounts as directed by the accounting supervisor
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures
  • Collect appropriate data and prepare state and local reports and tax returns
  • Provide assistance with project forecasting, provide related analysis, and investigate variances

 Execute additional duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • One year or more of position related work experience in accounting or a related field
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, including project-oriented practices and procedures
  • User Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to achieving results, demonstrate initiative and communication skills in a teamwork environment


  • Knowledge of the project structure
  • Thorough knowledge of standard contract terms, including hourly, lump sum, not-to-exceed and how they are applied in the billing process

Work Environment 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a general, climate-controlled office environment.

 Physical Requirements

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.


Kitchell is an employee-owned company founded in 1950. We provide general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our employee-owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California, and Texas. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth with in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring, and cross-training opportunities. We prefer to grow from within, building careers and financial stability through long-term ownership. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including profit sharing, discretionary stock options, incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, health savings accounts (HSA) with wellness incentives, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

Kitchell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Rate of Pay

DOE - entry level ~$52k with a higher ceiling for more experienced candidates

Date posted

Aug 13, 2021