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Project Accountant IL

Company: SGA Production Services
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The InProduction team has spent the better part of the last decade combining the best seating and staging companies into a one-stop shop for most of what is needed to produce an event. Starting with SGA Production Services, we added and integrated T&B Equipment, CommuniLux Productions, Nussli U.S., and Seating Solutions to become today's InProduction. These acquisitions have allowed InProduction to evolve into the largest provider of temporary seating, staging, structures, and scenic production for the United States events industry. Central are our people.

As an InProduction employee you are central to our sustained growth and success. We offer a rewarding career in a fast paced and exciting environment. Our employees demonstrate our core values in safety and quality every day while working to provide top notch service to our client partners. Whether working in the field, yard, warehouse, or office, InProduction offers a future with huge growth potential. The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for managing technical solutions, creating technical specifications and developing safe and cost effective construction methods based on design concepts and visual information. This is a hands-on position related to design, engineering, layout, wood/metal fabrication and general construction. An Assistant Technical Director must be willing to travel as required by project. This position reports to the Technical Director and Director of Scenic Production.

Come join us! Check out our web page https://inproduction.net/welcome/

Job Description

The Project Accountant is responsible for providing timely and accurate project revenue and cost information support to the operations and senior leadership teams. Analyze and report on key performance indicators of the organization which include freight, labor (internal & external) and material costs to help drive improvements throughout the organization. Responsibilities include preparing and distributing weekly/monthly job cost reports, key performance indicator reports, revenue and cost variance analysis by project and assisting in the forecasting and budgeting process.


  • Monitor, track, and report on project financial performance monthly, quarterly, and annually. Generate and distribute monthly project profit and loss reports by product group, region and project manager including preparation of project variance analysis against budget. Identify reasons for low margin projects (e.g., revenue, labor cost, freight cost, etc.).
  • Analyze deferred project revenue to ensure revenue recognized is consistent with budget and actual costs incurred and conforms to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare new business forecast reports by gathering and compiling data from the CRM system and partnering with the sales team to obtain key forecast assumptions.
  • Reconcile project costs to the general ledger and income statement. Ensure all project costs are being captured.
  • Collaborate with the accounting and operations teams to ensure project revenue and costs are properly recorded to the correct project. Prepare journal entries as required to ensure proper accounting for project costs.
  • Periodically analyze project budget cost assumptions and recommend updates as required.
  • Set up and maintain projects in company financial systems.
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.
  • Work with project managers to ensure budgets are prepared for projects on a timely basis and any budget changes are properly documented.
  • Identify common trends/cost issues seen across projects, communicate the trends/issues and work with the appropriate staff to address.
  • Create and distribute key performance indicator dashboards to help drive improvements throughout the organization.
  • Perform other ad-hoc reporting and analysis as requested.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
    • 2 -5 years accounting experience in a project accounting role preferably in the live events, distribution, construction or other related industry.
    • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational skills.
    • Detail and deadline orientated.
    • Experience with Sage 300 Accounting Software or similar accounting application.
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • High degree of business acumen.
    • Ability to apply sound logic towards problem solving situations and possess strong analytical skills.
    • Acts to raise issues to proper level; creates appropriate sense of urgency with constituents.
    • Holds self and others accountable for procedures and results.
    • Effective communicator both verbal and written.
    • Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.

      Direct Reports


      Work Environment

      This job operates in a professional office environment and or warehouse office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


      401K Match

      Paid Holidays

      Paid Vacation

      Medical Insurance

      Dental Insurance

      Vision Insurance

      Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: SGA Production Services, Wheaton , Project Accountant IL, Accounting, Auditing , Wheaton, Illinois

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