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Seeking an Accounting Manager (Western Engineering Contractors)

  • 1.  Seeking an Accounting Manager (Western Engineering Contractors)

    Posted 06-18-2019 17:05
    The Accounting Manager position has been posted to Indeed.com and is included below.  Please contact me if you know of a possible candidate.  Also, it would be appreciated if you could please forward this job opening to those in your construction accounting network.  I can be reached at (916) 652-3990 if you have any questions or ideas.

    Thank you

    Joel Schneider

    Accounting Manager

    Western Engineering Contractors, Inc. – Western Placer County, California

    Established construction company seeks Accounting Manager. The ideal candidate for this role is someone with five years of construction accounting management experience that is able to lead a team and work collaboratively with others. 

    The Accounting Manager is responsible for management of the accounting team in day to day operations of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and prevailing wage compliance, month end process with a focus on finalizing the work in progress reporting.


    • Effectively communicate with Accounting Team, Contract Administrator and Project Managers, Field Staff and Senior Management.
    • Daily banking cash management.
    • Oversee accounts payable process including approvals, check runs, timeliness of payments, and aging.
    • Oversee accounts receivable including aging, notice of completions, liens, support operations and accounts receivable specialist with any billing issues, change management review.
    • Manage in-house weekly payroll process, review all payrolls and weekly payroll tax payments.
    • Manage and review certified payroll reporting and apprenticeship labor requirements.
    • Quarterly and annual payroll tax preparation.
    • Responsible for month end closing process, financial reporting packet preparation, job cost review and work in progress calculations.
    • Fixed asset and depreciation management.
    • Equipment tracking and reporting.
    • Preparation for year-end close, annual financial review, 401k audit, workers compensation audit.
    • Support HR function including benefit management and renewals, updates, onboarding and terminations.
    • Responsible for maintaining and continuous improvement of internal processes including cross training and strong checks and balances.
    • Create and provide reporting for staff and senior management as needed.
    • Other duties may be assigned.


    • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • 5+ year's experience in construction accounting and prevailing wage experience.
    • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work with the ability to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to delegate and cross-train effectively.
    • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Bachelor's Degree in business/accounting or equivalent experience.
    • Strong Intermediate to advanced Excel skills including ability to build macros and database queries.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, Spectrum, Viewpoint and similar software experience preferred.

    Compensation: DOE

    The Accounting Manager reports directly to the CFO. The position includes full benefits and 401k retirement plan.

    About the Company

    Western Engineering Contractors, heavy equipment and site specialist contractor, provides initial mass grading, utility installation, and finished paving. Nearly every aspect of the services is completed in-house, utilizing Western employees and equipment. This full service full-commitment approach, and over 30 years of experience, is what has established Western as the site work Specialist in the greater Sacramento area.

    No recruiters please.

    Joel Schneider
    Chief Financial Officer
    Western Engineering Contractors, Inc.
    Loomis CA
    (916) 652-3990