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Project Accountant - Filtration

Department: 210 - Large Projects PWB
Location: Portland, OR

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MWH Constructors, an industry leader in the heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is currently seeking a Project Accountant to support the construction of a Water Treatment Plant located in Portland, OR. This project will be the first of its kind in Portland, OR, scheduled to break ground in Summer of 2024 and ultimately supplying 135 million gallons of water a day to the Portland community by Fall of 2028. This position is a great opportunity to be a part of a historic infrastructure and filtration project and see it through the entire project delivery life cycle, from groundbreaking to closeout.

The ideal candidate will have specific accounting experience with general contracting on large scale construction projects. The Project Accountant will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of the contract billing, managing the AP workflow process for vendors and subcontractors, performing contract compliance verifications, maintaining vendor relations, assisting with project financial analysis and reporting, and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of financial transactions on the project.

Essential Functions

  • Perform and manage the daily operations of the accounts receivable processes including preparation of lump sum, unit rate, and T&M based invoices.
  • Perform and manage the daily operations of accounts payable processes including invoice coding, verification of invoice documentation, compliance checks, and coordination with subcontractors and vendors.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures tailored to the unique financial aspects of construction projects to ensure accurate and timely processing of transactions.
  • Analyze accounts receivable and accounts payable aging reports and provide detailed reporting to management staff.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and vendors to address billing and payment issues related to the project in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Ensure compliance with company accounting standards and project specific contract requirements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or 4 years related field experience.
  • Proven work experience in accounts receivable and accounts payable roles, preferably within the construction industry.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations in the context of the construction industry.
  • Proficiency in enterprise accounts software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to handle the complexities of financial management of construction projects.


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

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