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Project Accountant

Arizona, Phoenix, 85001 Phoenix USA

Harder Mechanical is one of the nation’s largest mechanical contractors with an outstanding reputation for working safely, meeting tough schedules, and delivering quality projects. Based in Portland Oregon, we work primarily in the 11-western states with regional offices in Reno, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Richmond, CA; Salt Lake City, UT. As a Project Accountant, you will be on a construction project team based in our Phoenix office and provide accounting support to one or more Project Managers and/or project team(s). This person acts as the key contact for our project team, clients, vendors, and subcontractors. Successful projects do not complete themselves. Our team of curious and passionate people build on Harder's reputation every day through their actions. We offer professional development opportunities, industry-leading benefits, and the chance to work on projects that will change the built environment forever. Find out more at www.harder.com. What you’ll be doing: You will be responsible for tasks including reviewing and evaluating project charges for accuracy, completing cost transfers, establishing and updating funding as needed, instituting and maintaining project budgets, and ensuring that all project data is current for our complex semiconductor projects. You will generate accurate and thorough financial documentation and reporting regarding our construction projects working in tandem with project managers on pre-billing information review, cost estimates, and invoicing. Our project accountants ensure that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards, supporting the delivery of solutions to clients. Project Accountants at Harder perform the following daily tasks:

Issue and distribute invoices

Process new contracts and sales

Collaborate with other departments to ensure billing accuracy

Address customer complaints and questions

Keep track of accounts receivable and transactions

Assist with customer account reconciliations

Prepare and present analytical reports

Support monthly and quarterly audits and clean ups

Resolve any issues or mistakes

What you will need to be successful in this role:

Proven experience as a billing analyst or similar accounting role

Good knowledge of electronic billing procedures and conceptual understanding of online database use

General understanding of billing processes and the construction process is essential

Understanding of project cost and change management concepts

Advanced Excel skills including experience with pivot tables, formulas, and data manipulation

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite; familiarity with databases and SQL is an asset

Strong verbal and written communication skills required

Proficient in general computer skills

Highly skilled at organization and time management

Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines

Collaborative team player

Eligibility for client badging


3+ years of experience in similar construction or project-based accounting role

BS/BA in accounting or similar field

Previous cost engineer experience

Previous project accounting experience

Familiarity with mechanical systems


Competitive salary

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits – 100% of employee premiums are paid by the company

Generous retirement package includes: 10% retirement contribution made by the company and a company match up to 2% of your annual salary

Profit sharing

Discretionary annual bonus

Paid vacation and holidays

Harder University training and development, as well as other paid professional development opportunities

Team environment that promotes individual growth

HMC reserves the right to perform a drug screening and background check, as may be required, and this offer may be contingent on passing a drug screening and background check.

This position is salaried. No recruiters. No phone calls, please.

About Harder

Harder builds sophisticated, modern mechanical solutions that tackle the industry's most complex construction challenges. For over eighty years, Harder Mechanical has continuously refined its processes, creating safe environments from which our skilled staff can focus on the quality craftsmanship we demand. For each industry we serve, Harder stands as the leading service provider in the region and as the needs of industry evolve, we apply our expertise to each new challenge.

Harder Mechanical Contractors are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.  

Harder is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.   

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role. 

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