Construction Bookkeeper
Job Description

Construction Bookkeeper Job Description

Construction Bookkeeper Job Overview

Construction bookkeepers oversee the financial data and accounting practices of companies that work in the construction industry. They manage the general ledger and all financial transactions, oversee the accounts payables and receivables process, and maintain updated and accurate financial records, tax reports, balance sheets, annual budgets, and financial statements. Construction bookkeepers work with project managers or general contractors to ensure that accurate forecasts for timeline, budget, and costs are considered for new jobs. They ensure that all financial and transactional data and journal entries input accurately into accounting software, where it is used to maintain financial records and statements, tax reports, and annual budgets. A construction bookkeeper generally works in an office environment and may work part-time or full-time for a construction company or general contractor.

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Construction Bookkeeper Job Template

Construction Bookkeeper Job Summary

Our busy construction company is seeking an organized problem-solver to join our team as our construction bookkeeper. Our ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience with full-charge bookkeeping, in the construction industry. They will help our team ensure budgets, timelines, and job costs are accurate and oversee all financial transactions for the company, including accounts payable and receivables, payroll, and bank reconciliation. If you’re an experienced bookkeeper, with a great work ethic, excellent communication skills, and experience with accounting software, we’d love to talk with you. Please apply today!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Construction Bookkeeper Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial transactions, such as credit card and bank reconciliations, and manage the accounts payables and accounts receivables process
  • Work with the general contractor or project manager and provide detailed financial reporting to ensure costs, timeline, and budget of construction projects are accurately forecasted
  • Perform extensive data entry to ensure all financial data is input into accounting software
  • Update and maintain accurate financial records, contracts, annual budgets, tax reports, and financial statements
  • Process invoices, checks, and payroll accurately and on time and resolve any invoice issues
  • Safeguard the accuracy of the general ledger and journal entries, prepare balance sheets, and financial reports

Construction Bookkeeper Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in accounting, or business, or related field is preferred - high school diploma is required
  • 5 years of experience in accounting or full-charge bookkeeping experience in the construction industry
  • Exceptional organization, analytical, problem solving, and communications skills are important
  • Familiarity with construction accounting concepts, tax strategies, and best practices
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and accounting software, such as QuickBooks

Construction Bookkeeper Compensation

$37,360 (National Average)

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