Schafer Richardson and Synergy Builders Hiring a Construction Project Accountant

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Salary:  DOQ

Job Category: Finance

Location:  Minneapolis, MN 55401

Status: Full Time, Employee



Schafer Richardson, Inc. and Synergy Builders, LLC headquartered in the North Loop, provides quality investment, leasing, management, development, and construction services to the commercial and residential real estate industries.  We want to add a motivated and talented individual to our team who will be responsible for handling all facets of construction accounting for residential and commercial projects.  The individual selected will work closely with and report to the Construction Controller.


Duties and Responsibilities included below.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Apply required construction accounting standards and procedures to the recording and reporting of construction activity
  • Set up jobs, budget control, subcontracts, and change orders in accounting software
  • Work closely with Construction Project Managers from beginning to end of project to ensure receivables and payables are handled properly and timely accounted for
  • Understand terms in owner contracts and subcontractor contracts to ensure accuracy and timeliness of progress billings and payments
  • Understand and maintain standard cost codes in accounting system
  • Prepare and submit monthly pay applications via the AIA document as well as non-pay application billings (i.e. time and material invoices)
  • Communicate with various funding agencies (i.e. Title Company, Escrow Company) regarding pay application process and requirements needed for payment
  • Manage lien waiver disbursement and collection
  • Provide various reports as requested including but not limited to: job costing, WIP, A/P, A/R, Profit and Loss
  • Review and approve payables weekly for payment
  • Communicate with Construction division and external vendors and subcontractors via phone and email
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Assist with month-end and year-end closings
  • Assists with prep of monthly financial reports and account analyses
  • Monitor and resolve bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences
  • Review account/bank reconciliations
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of audit and tax return processes
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, or other related field
  • 2+ years construction accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles
  • Understanding and practical application of WIP Reporting
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer programs, including spreadsheet and word processing (MS Office), construction & AIA software products
  • Energy and drive to deliver objectives on time and accurately
  • Demonstrated success working with people at all levels in the organization, with a commitment to working on cross-functional teams
  • Professional presentation and conduct
  • Professional written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed individual with initiative and flexibility
  • Strong work ethic and time commitment to organizational success
  • Excellent attention to details, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to assure confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills
  • Jonas Premier software experience a plus



At Schafer Richardson, our team works hard every day to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of service available. Customer service and client satisfaction are our primary goals.  If you believe your skills and experience are aligned with our team and this opportunity, please send your resume and salary requirements via email to or to:


Schafer Richardson

Attn: Human Resources

900 North Third Street,

Minneapolis, MN 55401