Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant (Des Plaines, IL)
We are a large, regional Construction company searching for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for construction/contract accounting, working closely with Subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that all monies owed and paid are accurate.
o Process all Sub-Contract payment applications accurately and thoroughly.
o Verify details on sub-contracts, such as funds received, disbursed and retained, including collection of all lien waivers.
o Audit payment applications against contracts, research discrepancies, and approve for payment.
o Investigate, identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Collect and research data.
o Prepare vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records, and review for accuracy.
o Monitor accounts payable and/or receivable to ensure that payments are up to date.
o Reconcile report discrepancies and problems.
o Review, balance, and interpret computer reports, and make corrections.
o Assist employees and vendors by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services. Respond to requests for service and assistance.
o Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
o Maintain excellent client service
o Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required
o 3-5 years accounting experience preferred
o Advanced MS Excel skills a strong plus as well as experience with general accounting software
o Excellent organizational and analytical skills required
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills required

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