Oct 14, 2021

Accounting Manager - Milwaukee Construction

  • OneTrust
  • Milwaukee, WI, United States

✍🏾Job Description

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Our client, a growing Milwaukee general contractor, is looking for an Accounting Manager to join their team and lead their accounting department. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience as a Controller or Accounting Manager at a construction or real estate development firm. The longterm goal is for the Accounting Manager to grow a team beneath them and work their way up to CFO.

If you are interested in joining a family owned company that values their employees and promotes within, submit your resume below.

Client Details

Our client is a reputable general contractor located in the Milwaukee area. They are in active growth mode and are looking for a future leader to join their business as an Accounting Manager.


  • Construct Payment Applications
  • Updates and details the schedule of values
  • Interact directly with project managers
  • Handles bi-monthly timesheet processing
  • Establish, modify, document, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Collects and reviews project subcontractor/supplier lien waivers.
  • Collects, reviews, and processes subcontractor/supplier monthly project invoices. Needs to ensure all invoices have been accrued properly and timely to the correct cost reports and phase codes.
  • Ensures proper payments to all subcontractors and major suppliers.
  • Individual ensures timely submittal of project P&Ls and reviews the P&Ls for accuracy.
  • Provides monthly assistance to Project Management staff in the preparation of monthly billings to project owners.
  • Collects, reviews and submits monthly owner billings for processing.
  • Monitors cash flow and communicate with the project staffs on tracking A/R and when the projects are paid.
  • Assist and take charge of construction progress billings for material and installation jobs from beginning to end, including issuing lien waivers, communicating with installers, project managers, and customers.
  • Assist with ongoing change orders for jobs and updating Excel spreadsheets as the accounting record for auditing purposes.
  • Backup for the A/P coordinator processing Accounts Payable invoices
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations for prepaid and accrual accounts


  • Construction/Accounting experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knows how to properly and efficiently process billings, subcontractor payables, waivers and AIA documents
  • Has general ledger experience
  • Is organized, detail-oriented, and analytical
  • Has the ability to work independently and has strong multi-tasking skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, construction specific accounting software, and Viewpoint
  • Works well in team environment
  • Experience with QuickBooks a plus
  • Experience with Procore software a plus

Job Offer

  • Very competitive base salary
  • Healthcare for the employee and the entire family
  • Great company culture with good work/life balance
  • 401k match
  • Opportunity to spearhead a department that is in growth
  • Longterm path to CFO