Human Resources

  • Project Accountant

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2019 10:48 AM)
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    Project Accountant
    ARCO Business Services
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    ARCO is looking for a detail orientated Project Accountant to join our team in our River North office. As a Project Accountant with ARCO, you would be responsible for all facets of the day-to-day accounts payable functions and act as a consultant to our Project Managers, our internal customers. 


    If you are extremely organized,  self-reliant and are looking to make an instant impact on our business, we have an exciting opportunity for you. Who are we? We are ARCO/Murray; The Design/Build Experts.


    We are dedicated to the well-being of our associates and are proud to be consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work. Our compensation and benefits package not only supports our associates and their families but benefits local communities and communities around the world.

    • Industry-leading performance-based bonus program
    • Generously funded profit sharing
    • Traditional and Roth 401k
    • Tuition reimbursement for associates
    • Scholarship for associates’ children up to $28,000 per child
    • 1-month paid sabbatical after every five years of employment, plus $5,000 for travel
    • 1-week paid volunteer leave each year
    • 100% charitable match
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
    • 100% paid 10-week maternity leave


    • Prepare billings to owners, process all overhead invoices and job cost invoices throughout the month
    • Work daily with the vendors and subcontractors on issues ranging from billing and payments to insurance and lien waivers
    • Reconcile and close accounts payable and accounts receivable monthly
    • Maintain and prepare the monthly collection reports
    • Work on a variety of different issues delegated from the controller
    • Respond to requests for information and analysis from the project managers of the companies on various accounting and subcontractor issues
    • Develop and maintain positive relations with subcontractors and project managers throughout all facets of project accounting
    • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills
    • Work independently, take the initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
    • Effectively perform under deadlines and high pressure
    • Work with and build relationships with a wide variety of people


    • High School Diploma required college degree considered a plus
    • Minimum of 3 years accounting experience needed, additional experience a plus; construction accounting experience also recognized a plus
    • Viewpoint software experience a plus
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel


    ARCO is one of the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in America, completing over 4,000 design/build projects across 48 states. We rank 15th of the Top 100 design/build companies in the U.S. and 49th of the Top 400 Contractors as listed by ENR in 2018.  ARCO has been named as one of the Fastest Fifty growing private companies in Chicago for the past 7 years as well as a five-time winner of 101 Best & Brightest Companies in Chicago. ARCO is also a five-time Best Place to Work in Illinois and in 2018, was named #1 mid-sized company in the state. Most importantly, our clients like us, they trust us and they want to do business with us. We are looking for people with the same enthusiasm, passion, and respect for hard work that brought us to where we are today. Are you a person that can make a difference at ARCO? If the answer is, “Yes!” we look forward to meeting you!


    ARCO does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies without pre-approval from ARCO’s Human Resource team. Pre-approval is required before any external candidate can be submitted. ARCO will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes and for candidates who are sent directly to our hiring managers.


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