Date Posted October 14, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified


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Arup is a global privately held firm of designers, engineers, planners and consultants, who regularly come together to devise solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also the world. Arup’s culture looks a lot like the future: globally-linked, locally-focused, and radically innovative. We are searching for those rare individuals who are as smart and idealistic as they are ambitious. If this sounds like you, please read on.

We are currently seeking a Project Accountant to work in our Los Angeles office. Our Project Accountants form an integral part of our finance teams. This position is imperative to the commercial management of contracts throughout the lifecycle of projects. We strive to hire and develop highly engaged skilled professionals that will provide consistent billing and financial support for our business and our project managers/directors.


  • Partner with Project Managers to review and track project performance, including variance analysis, earned value, cash flow and profitability.
  • Understand contracts, project schedules, budgets and commercial risks. Work with Project Managers to develop forecasts and review budgets and resourcing plans.
  • Advanced knowledge of project finances with the ability to independently evaluate a project’s financial performance and provide recommendations to the Project Manager on project management strategies.
  • Prepare client invoices in accordance with company procedures, client requirements, and terms and conditions of the contract. Monitor invoice aging and manage cash collections.
  • Understand sub-consultant contracts. Establish and maintain sub-consultant purchase orders and process invoices.
  • Ability to recognize project risks and work with Project Managers to find solutions and assess the impact on project finances.
  • Extensive interaction with project teams, clients and subconsultants utilizing critical thinking, qualitative input, and influence to ensure financial health of projects.
  • Provide project updates to Finance Manager on monthly basis, or more frequently as issues arise. Share valuable insights into the financial health of projects.
  • Track and resolve monthly, various potential project and accounting issues
  • Participate in project meetings and complete project close-outs.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience. Experience as a Project Accountant in an Engineering, Architectural or Construction firm is an asset.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, responsible, team player with ability to train and mentor staff
  • Certification relevant to the construction and architecture and engineering industries is a plus
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Ability to think critically with a solutions-based approach
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including strong Excel skills
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds

Benefits that Work

At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

Flexible Working

We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options include alternative schedules, part-time or reduced hours schedule, and/or the option to work remotely for a portion of your workweek.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. EOE including disability/veteran. Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation. Should you require accommodation in the job application or interview process, please let us know by sending an email to