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Project Accountant

Gilbane Building Company
United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
3815 River Crossing Pkwy Ste 100 (Show on map)
May 07, 2024

Project Accountant
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Accounting and Finance


Are you looking for a highly rewarding opportunity that provides extensive career growth opportunity? Gilbane is seeking a Construction Accountant III that will partner with our on-site project teams and manage the financials of multiple construction projects, or one large construction project. If you are looking for a hands-on accounting opportunity, this is the role for you to consider further! As part of the Business Unit Accounting team, you will create and maintain relationships with our internal partners, contractors, and clients. This role will sit primarily in the office but travel to the project job sites may be required for meetings with the project teams and subcontractors.

Who are we?

As a Top-10 ENR Contractor, Gilbane is a family-owned business with 45 offices that has been shaping communities since 1870. Consistently recognized as one of the most reputable construction management firms in the country, Gilbane is committed to delivering projects safely and on-time. You will have the opportunity to build schools, labs, hospitals, corporate offices, sports arenas and more!

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Who Are You?

You are someone who acts inclusively, showing empathy and treating others with respect and dignity in order to uphold Gilbane's core value of Caring and "People First" workplace culture. You seek to listen in order to understand and can convey information clearly. You're a strong problem solver who can identify, prioritize, and implement alternatives for solutions, and you demonstrate adaptability by collaborating with others and supporting team members to achieve excellence. A self-starter who shows passion, commitment, and ownership all while delivering on business outcomes and driving results. You're someone who identifies opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value-add solutions.

Your core values match Gilbane's: Integrity, Caring, Teamwork, Toughmindedness, Dedication to Excellence, Discipline, Loyalty, and Entrepreneurship.

What's in it for you?

The Accountant III is considered a mid-level position within our Business Unit Accounting job family. By joining the company at this level, you have opportunity to grow in title, compensation, and responsibility. You will work with a team of experienced professionals that will provide initial training and guidance, and long-term partnership. Additionally, Gilbane offers employees multi-dimensional training opportunities through a number of resources for those that are early in their career. You will be able to enroll in trainings through our award-winning Gilbane University to build leadership and technical skills.


As a Construction Accountant III, you will:

    Manage contracts, amendments, insurance, bonds, SOV, Files, and Co Policies
  • Produce timely and accurate review of requisitions and lien waivers
  • Setup and properly format project financial forecasts to meet both the internal team and client reporting needs
  • Manage the monthly project forecast meetings and maintain accurate ETC's for employee PCI expense
  • Review change management on assigned projects
  • Ensure timely management of accounts receivable and payables
  • Manage the closeout process
  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships both internally & externally
  • Assist with the development of contract abstracts
  • Audit responsibilities
  • Assist the Controller and Regional Manager with the WIP process
  • Assist in the training of accounting staff



  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • 4+ years with CM or General Contractor organization working on $15M - $100M or larger construction projects
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Proficient in CMiC, JDE, CGC, or other similar ERP system.
  • Understanding of the overall project execution process, including budgeting, project forecasting, cost control, schedule, anticipated cost and project profitability

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Note to Recruiters, Placement Agencies, and Similar Organizations: Gilbane does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our jobs alias, website, or to any Gilbane employee. Gilbane will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Gilbane and will be processed accordingly.

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