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Project Accountant

Department: SHA - Studio
Location: Shanghai, SH

The Project Accountant is a key business role for maintaining a successful, growing, and profitable office. The Project Accountant will be the financial liaison between the Architectural Studio and corporate accounting. It requires a savvy business acumen, comfort with financial information including budgets, costs, and revenue, and able to translate financial terms to nonfinancial personnel. They are expected to develop a strong relationship with project managers, principals, and studio leader to help reach financial goals on projects. The qualified candidate should be professional, polished, and have an interest in the business side of a large and growing architecture/design firm. The candidate should be able to pick up financial and industry lingo quickly, and become an office wide resource/trainer for the ERP system (Deltek Vision), project planning and financial topics. This person would oversee collections for key clients, and maintain relationships with business liaisons at those client offices. The ideal candidate should be able to deal with a variety of personalities, and comfortable in speaking with groups of people at all levels.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Review contract documents for financial details to assist Projects Managers in project setup
  • Setup projects in ERP system and ensure complete documentation
  • Assist project managers in staffing the projects
  • Oversee project planning and determine corrective action
  • Optimize project profitability by informing project manager of planned outcomes
  • Report on project performance monthly to corporate
  • Prepare project invoices (billing to clients) and work on deadlines for Revenue cycle
  • Liaise with architectural studio staff to improve studio understanding of financial terminology and outcomes
  • Attend and lead aspects of office financial meetings
  • Prepare pay requisition forms
  • Oversee collections for the office


  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in an accounting/finance department
  • Degree in Business related field
  • Architectural, Engineering, or Professional service firm preferred
  • Deltek Vision experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with excel (V-lookups, pivot tables)




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