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Associate Project Accountant

Associate Project Accountant

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Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?!

Mortenson's Chicago Operating Group is seeking an Associate Project Accountant to provide accounting, financial and administrative support to Project Accountant(s), who in turn provide financial support to project management teams overseeing completion of construction projects.


Assist Project Accountant(s) with daily support to project teams

  • Regularly process subcontractor AFPs
  • Prepare project billings and back-up support
  • Print back-up support for cost-plus billings
  • Ensure cash receipts are posted to the correct invoice
  • Track subcontractor lien waivers for select projects
  • Obtain invoice back-up for the sales, use tax filings and collect sales and use tax information
  • Support project audits
  • Pull back-up for project audits


Perform basic accounting functions

  • Set up new subcontracts in the system
  • Set up new vendor information and coordinate payments and daily check issuances
  • Research and respond to questions from Accounts Payable
  • Enter project billings into the system for lump sum billings
  • Set up new team member information and upload weekly payroll for tradesperson workforce


Other duties as assigned, including:

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain solid working relationships
  • Contribute positively to the team



  • Detail orientation
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; as well as Lotus Notes required
  • Effective communication and active listening skills
  • Proven positive and professional attitude and strong customer service skills


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum one year of finance or administrative support experience
  • Knowledge with ERP system preferred
  • Construction-related business experience a plus

Mortenson is an EEO/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

**No Agency e-mails, calls or solicitations accepted**


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