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Project Accountant


Nashville, TN, US, 37210

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Project Accountant will be responsible for performing basic to intermediate level accounting duties of assigned project(s), including transactional accounting and complex invoicing, as well as analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports to support the operations team of the assigned project(s). All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Makes decisions on routine matters, provides recommendations to supervisor and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Senior Project Accountant

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Prepares, examines and analyzes project cost accounting records and reports.
  • Performs any necessary cost transfers to accurately record job cost activity.
  • Assists project team with interpreting financial key performance indicators.
  • Prepares owner billing in compliance with the terms and conditions of the owner contract, on a monthly, interim or milestone basis.
  • Compiles all required back-up documentation for owner billings.
  • Oversees the processing of trade partner pay applications timely and provides initial review for mechanical accuracy of the billings.
  • Monitors status of owner payment for compliance with contract terms and follow up as needed.
  • Assists with month-end reconciliation, including unbilled reports.
  • Provides additional analytical support regarding project status and performance as needed.
  • Assists in preparation of project-specific audits by providing documentation and backup required by external auditors.
  • Assists Project Manager in closing projects and contracts once project is complete and all costs are billed and collected.
  • Conducts final review of all project financials to ensure billings and cost budgets are complete and ready to close.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and establishes appropriate documentation.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Basic understanding of construction contracts
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills
  • Proficiency with ERP and payment workflow systems
  • Proficiency with Bluebeam Revue
  • Ability to follow up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ability to understand and implement best practice standards
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve complex problems
  • Ability to articulate issues in the ERP system to the IT team
  • Ability to deliver quality through attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently, within 24 hours
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting (Required)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered


  • 2+ years accounting experience in construction or related industry with project cost accounting (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Typically travel is not required
  • Normal office environment or jobsite office
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Nashville