Project Accountant

Sacramento, CA
Firmwide – Accounting /
LPA is seeking a passionate Project Accountant to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, and master planners. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with team members across various studios in California and Texas. Our clients are both public and private and represent nine different market segments.  So, you will be afforded myriad opportunities to learn and grow your understanding of your practice.  You will regularly interact with our CFO and leadership team and will be responsible for task and time management. Every day is different! 
You may be working with Project Leaders, Directors, and Principals in the studio and across the firm. We are looking to you to look at ways to improve processes, think critically, and help inform our team members regarding the financial performance of their projects. 
We’re committed to diversity, wellness, and work-life balance and it is neatly summarized in our Just label. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans. 

What you will do:

    • Create, update, and validate project and budget setups in the accounting system 
    • Review, process, and match incoming consultant invoices to Purchase Orders (PO) 
    • Validate billing setups and generate bills 
    • Process pre-bills based on Project Managers’ feedback & system calculations 
    • Work with Project Managers to identify when a revenue accrual is needed 
    • Follow up on aging receivables 
    • Investigate and perform analysis on variances and submit findings to management 
    • Generate ad-hoc reports as requested 
    • Assist Project managers in circulating and processing write-off requests 
    • Perform analysis on unbilled cost and/or unearned revenue to ensure proper project close-out 
    • Use standard best practices for project accounting and/or other applicable GAAP accounting rules 
    • Maintain and file project-related documentation 
    • Maintain a positive and collaborative professional environment with Project Managers and peers

What we will do:

    • Provide mentorship from Accounting Manager, Controller and our CFO as well as other professionals across the board 
    • Providecareer growth opportunities including professional development grants and our professional development process 
    • Provide study grants for exploration – Catapult, LPA Foundation 

Project Accountant Requirements:

    • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner according to established deadlines 
    • Must be an effective communicator at all levels and enjoy working in a team environment 
    • Experience with Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Outlook) 
    • Degree in Accounting or Finance desired 
    • Flexibility, collaborative, self-starter, detail oriented 
    • Knowledge of Deltek Vision Software or MS Dynamics a plus 
    • Background in the AEC industry a plus 
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $71,000 and is eligible for annual bonus. If you are hired at LPA, your base salary is based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, experience and/or project complexity. We believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.

Please note that LPA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed contract, LPA will not agree to pay any recruiter fee. In the situation an agency or recruiter submits a candidate or resume without a previously signed agreement and/or without LPA’s request, LPA explicitly reserves the right to 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 LPA.