• Sr Project Accountant

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID 0618-18861
    HNTB Job Title
    Sr Project Analyst
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.



    The time is right to join HNTB! We are a seeking a Sr. Project Accountant for our Chicago, Illinois office. 


    In this position you wlll be based in our downtown Chicago office, but you will also work onsite at our client offices in Downers Grove, Illinois one to two days per week.


    Job Summary

    Works closely with project managers to support HNTB's 4 For 4 performance: Consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the clients satisfaction on every project. Performs project analysis and coordination, accounting, reporting, budgeting, scheduling, month-end processing, and cash duties on assigned project(s). May support multiple project managers, departments and offices. Senior level position generally assigned to the larger/most complex projects and/or supports multiple projects. May lead or manage Project Analysts I and II in some offices.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Provides leadership and consultation for larger, more complex projects and/or supports multiple projects. May lead or manage Project Analysts I and II.
    • Partners closely with Project Managers, Business Managers, office leaders, clients, and peers to achieve all 4 For 4 expectations: consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the clients satisfaction on every project, maximize earnings and cash and to meet client needs. Receive guidance from Office Business Manager.
    • Monitors, coordinates and analyzes estimates to complete (ETC) exception reporting to ensure accurate reporting based on project performance and perform monthly and quarterly earnings ratio forecast for projects and office. Monitor and report on job budgets and costs, labor charges, expense detail, and work plans.
    • Conducts earnings review and required analysis on assigned projects to identify errors and trends. Responsible for making necessary corrections under direction of Project Manager, Office Leader or Business Manager to ensure accurate reporting by established deadlines.
    • Assists in preparing sub-consultant agreements, insurance and review of compensation and payment clauses, salary rates, and determining appropriate overhead rates.
    • Timely reporting on issues impacting cash management and project performance. Address issues to meet 4 For 4 performance that impact earnings and cash.
    • Ensures effective cash management by working with clients' established upfront processes on new contracts. Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related degree
    5 years related experience
    In lieu of education, 9 years experience in project analysis or similar position

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Master's degree in Business 
    - Project Management certification
    - Project accounting background in the engineering, architectural or construction project management or similar discipline
    - Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    - Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    - Exposure / Experience with Microsoft Dynamics / AX
    - Experience reading, understanding, and applying contract terms
    - Experience working with Executive or Senior Management including presentations of analytical results, contract reviews, and business issues
    - Previous supervisory experience
    - Good communication skills, written and verbal
    - Ability to travel up to 10% within local market 

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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