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Project Accountant 1

Valparaiso, IN

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This role is eligible for the following locations:  

Valparaiso, IN 

As a Project Accountant, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and success of our projects. You’ll work closely with project managers, engineers, and architects providing essential financial insights and support to drive positive outcomes. Your expertise will not only influence project efficiency and profitability but also contribute to our mission of creating meaningful impact through design. 

“Shive-Hattery’s commitment to innovation means we’re always exploring new tools and methodologies, not just to enhance our work but to redefine what’s possible in design and construction. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the impact of our projects on communities and know that, as I grow and advance in my career, I’m helping to build a better world.” 

Carrie Canning, Sr. Project Accountant Group Leader 

What You’ll Do: 

As a Project Accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining all client-related documentation, including contracts, invoices, and master service agreements.  

Each month, you will prepare invoice packages that will align with specific contract and project requirements, ensuring all necessary backup documentation is included for review and approval by project managers before sending them to clients. Your role will involve conducting thorough research on unbilled issues to maximize billing opportunities for each period.  

You will also handle transfers of billable hours and expenses as required, and manage the opening and closing of project phases within the system.  

Monitoring accounts receivable closely, you will collaborate closely with project managers to ensure payments are received on time. Adherence to client agreements, billing policies, internal financial protocols, and organizational policies will be crucial, and you will promptly address any compliance issues that may arise.  

Additionally, you will assist in the project closeout process by reviewing financials to reconcile Work-in-Progress (WIP) and deactivate projects or phases as necessary. 

Who You Are: 

To excel in this role, you will need strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.  

You should also be familiar with accounting principles and practices and have experience working with financial systems and tools. Additionally, you should be comfortable working in a team environment, collaborating with project managers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to achieve project goals.   

Life at Shive-Hattery!  

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; everyone is empowered to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery.? 


Shive-Hattery offers an outstanding and competitive compensation package, please see below for our compensation structure, and what sets us apart.  

Our Perks/Differentiators  

Workplace Flexibility 

Overtime Eligible 

Professional Development Opportunities 

401K/Roth 401K with Company Match  

8 Paid Holidays + PTO 


Profit Sharing  

Parental Leave for Mothers and Fathers 

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.