AECOM Project Accountant II/III in Piscataway, New Jersey

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Project Accountant II/III

United States of America - New Jersey


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Project Accountant II/III for employment in the Piscataway, NJ office.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Interface regularly with project management and project team

  • Assist Project Manager with project setup and closeout

  • Monitor projects for contract compliance

  • Insure all incurred cost is reflected accurately and in a timely fashion on the project

  • Monitor project performance and key indicators

  • Ensure that the financial impact of change orders are reflected correctly

  • Monitor & analyze revenue and unbilled balances to ensure proper revenue recognition; be able to explain billing in excess of revenue (BIEE)

  • Assist project manager with the preparation and update of Estimate at Completion (EAC) for all projects

  • Ensure that the current budget reflects original as-sold contract plus all client approved changes

  • Participate in project reviews; ensure all risks, bonuses and penalties associated with project performance are quantified reflected and reported correctly

  • Assist in the preparation of the project risk analysis and RARs

  • Prepare and monitor project cash flow

  • Perform project analysis and prepare reports upon request for management review

  • Understand the commercial and billing requirements of the projects

  • Support the billing team, coordinating and assisting with complex billing issues

  • Audit support, when required

  • Special projects is desirable

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of related experience in Project Accounting or Finance, supporting Project Managers or Project teams for level II/ 5+ years level III

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Detail-oriented

  • Ability to see the “big picture”

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks accordingly

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with project costing methodologies for project pursuits and proposals a plus

  • Oracle experience­ strongly preferred

  • Architecture/Engineering industry experience required­

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

At AECOM, employee’s safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM’s Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190476BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.