AECOM Project Accountant II in Oakland, California

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Project Accountant II

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Accountant for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. The Project Accountant is responsible for the financial administration of multiple projects of varying sizes for various business lines and groups of project managers. They are the finance representative on the project team and will work closely with the operations team over the complete life cycle of a project, including the bid preparation phase. The primary responsibilities align with the use of Oracle ePM as the selected management tools used to maintain and deliver projects within AECOM.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Provide local financial oversight and support on a high volume portfolio with multiple project managers crossing various business lines

  • Engage in regular meetings with project managers and/or project delivery teams on the status of projects

  • Assist Project Manager regularly with project setup, project monitoring, system updating and closeout

  • Participate in project review preparation, execution, and follow up

  • Assist project manager with the preparation and update of the EAC for all active projects

  • Ensure that the current budget reflects approved as-sold contract margin plus all client approved changes

  • Ensure all incurred costs are reflected accurately and in a timely manner on the project

  • Ensure that financial reporting for pending change orders are reflected correctly in APIC, and appropriate approvals and documentation are in place for Revenue at Risk

  • Work proactively with project managers to monitor and correct project financial issues in such as % complete > 100%, BIEE adjustments, cash > contract value and others issues as they occur

  • Support Project Management team in Oracle and ePM system understanding

  • Understand month end events to ensure they are prepared completely and processed accurately and timely

  • Understand the commercial and billing requirements of the projects; ensure project set up accurately reflects proper billing requirements

  • Understand project costing methodologies, and provide assistance and review support on proposals for low risk projects

  • Assist PAMs with internal and external audit support as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 2+ years of related experience as a Project Accountant administering multiple projects of varying sizes

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, well organized and effectively manage time

  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy; willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives

  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency

  • Strong organizational skills – ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills

  • Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Oracle to deliver projects is desirable

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163536BR