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Project Cost Accountant

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SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 245th largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 44th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.

The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Position Summary

The Project Cost Accountant is a key member of the project team responsible for developing cost projections, reporting on financial performance, and maintaining an accurate cost structure to drive improved project performance. This role is an interface between Project Management, Cost Management and Accounting and Finance.

Responsibilities:

• Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents and near-misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety first, in everything we do.
• Work with the project team to develop revenue & cost projections
• Conduct monthly and quarterly cost review meetings with the project team
• Produce and analyze reports on project financial status and key metrics, and present the results to Project Management and Senior Leadership
• Develop and maintain percentage of complete, costs to complete and cashflow billing projections
• Assure compliance with company internal Cost Management policies and procedures
• Review daily timecards, receiving tickets and invoicing, assuring accurate ticket entry and claiming of field quantities
• Verify pay requisitions are accurate
• Review and process change orders for TMC and subcontractors/vendors
• Develop ad hoc reporting and analysis to support the project team with decision making

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, Construction Management, Engineering or related field, or 3 years of construction job cost experience
• At least 2 years of experience job costing and producing financial projections

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge of project management, heavy construction logistics, resource planning, construction sequencing and material management preferred
• Familiar with field construction concepts, practices and procedures
• Experience using earned value management concepts
• Demonstrated knowledge in Viewpoint Accounting ERP software platform or other Job Costing systems and
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office products for data analysis – Access, Excel and/or Power Bi

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

• 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match
• Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
• Life/Disability Insurance
• Paid Vacation/Holidays
• FSA
• Voluntary Benefits
• Health Care Advocate
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Training
• Team Member Referral Program

Please see HR for information on the physical demands and work environment of this job.

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”


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