Project Accountant

Chicago, IL

Job ID: 20158 Industry: Accountant (Staff)

Job description

The Project Accountant is responsible for revenue & expense analysis along with the development of various revenue & expense projections, reports and presentations. The Project Accountant will work integrally with the Production staff & will critically analyze and interpret existing revenue & expense data in order to present crucial information to the Executive Producers, Heads of Departments & Managing Director. The Management Accountant will also be responsible for the monthly close the books process, monthly financial reporting, accruals and participate in forecasting and budgeting process for the office.
  • Manage billing & invoicing
  • Manage Chicago collections
  • Review coding of vendor invoices & staff expense reports
  • Analyze sales data & prepare weekly report for group sales meeting
  • Analyze & interpret project/sales data and present weekly work-in-progress report to Production
  • Investigate, analyze & interpret project/sales data and present pipeline/revenue forecast to EPs, HODs & MD
  • Investigate, analyze & interpret expense data and present freelancer forecast/outsourcing costs projection/production cost projection to EPs, HODs & MD
  • Participate in weekly boards meetings & WIP meeting
  • Assist with various month end reconciliations & reports
  • Analyze & interpret final monthly revenue & expense data to identify trends & develop analytical reports for departmental EPs
  • Create & develop various other revenue & expense analyses/projections (on an as-needed basis)
  • Coordinate the close the books process, monthly management accounts, commentary and analysis of monthly results.
  • Forecasting and budgeting involvement
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in Finance
  • Must be familiar with accounting/payroll software
  • Proactive and professional demeanor with strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


Michael Hirsch

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