Project Accountant

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/23/2022 8:01 AM)
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TYLin is a full-service, professional engineering firm focused on the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure solutions for public and private clients worldwide. The firm is an internationally recognized pioneer in solving the most difficult engineering challenges. Headquartered in San Francisco, California for over 65 years, TYLin has more than 3,200 professionals throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. TYLin is a member of Dar Group, a global, privately-owned professional services group, and its industry-leading family of Global Infrastructure companies. 


We are seeking an experienced Project Accountant for work on various infrastructure/civil engineering projects.  As part of our Corporate Finance team and reporting to the Project Accounting Manager, the Project Accountant oversees all aspects of Project Accounting for each project assigned and interfaces closely with Project Managers to maintain the financials for each project.


  • Support Project Managers regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to project accounting and billing.
  • Work with Project Managers to address overdue WIP and Accounts Receivables.
  • Responsible for understanding and interpreting project contracts and billing terms.
  • Participate in project kick-off meetings.
  • Prepare and/or review Project setup modification forms (PSUMF) to ensure project budgets and revenue recognition is setup in accordance with TYLin policy and FASB ASC 606.
  • Train Project Accounting Assistant/Billers on Deltek Vision Project billing terms and setup, and other Project Accounting functions.
  • Set up, a/o review and approve, new project and billing terms setup, as entered by billing/support staff and prepare a/o review first draft invoice prepared to ensure accuracy and billing term setup.
  • Prepare or review final invoice package containing draft and final invoices for all billable projects, including all applicable backup for approval by the Accounting Manager.
  • Communicate with Project Managers with monthly project variances and resolution of issues.
  • Prepare Subconsultant Account Payable form, and/or review all sub-consultant invoices to proper coding and approval as prepared by PAI/PAA/biller.
  • Prepare, review, and/or provide comments to project related reports issued by Corporate Accounting.
  • Other Duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 2+ years project cost accounting, or 8+ years of direct experience in Project Accounting without a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in Architecture/Engineering consulting industry highly desired.
  • Proven experience managing medium to large scale projects with changing scope, timelines, and consultants.
  • Deltek Vision software knowledge is a plus.
  • Prevailing Wage knowledge and experience a plus.
  • Requires excellent 360-degree communication skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Client focused, always striving to give clients the best solutions.
  • Strong commitment to innovation by creating new and better ways to solve clients’ toughest challenges.
  • High levels of integrity, always doing the right thing in an ethical, fair, and sustainable way.
  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration in a diverse and inclusive team, working together toward technical excellence.


TYLin is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state, or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. TYLin remains committed to complying with all local health authority, legal or lawful client requirements, as such this role may be situated in a jurisdiction with masking or vaccinate or test requirements to attend office or client locations (controlled location). You should ask your manager about this prior to starting. Should you be subject to the requirements, you are required to disclose your vaccination status within the first week of starting or before entering a controlled location, whichever comes first.  



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