Project Accountant

Peters Construction Corporation is seeking a Project Accountant.  This is a Full Time Salaried position, working between 30 and 40 hours a week.  Exact hours to be mutually agreed upon prior to hire.  This position is eligible for benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), short and long term disability and paid time off.


The Project Accountant role requires a high level of attention to detail and follow through.  They must also be very reliable, as a large portion of this position’s responsibilities involve completing weekly payroll for employees and providing payments to subcontractors and suppliers accurately and timely.  The ability to learn to work with a variety of industry specific software is required.


Peters Construction is an employee-owned Commercial General Contractor based in Waterloo, Iowa that has been serving the Cedar Valley and Iowa for over 70 years.  Peters Construction has regularly been named an Employer of Choice in the Cedar Valley, including 7 of the past 9 years.  We have built a reputation as a preferred contractor in the area because of our commitment to helping our clients achieve their goals through high quality and cost effective work.  We work with the best subcontractors and suppliers in the area as well as self-perform significant portions of many of our projects.  We serve a wide range of clients from small business to non-profit organizations to large international corporations, with projects ranging from $10,000 to $15 million plus.  Our recent projects include historical renovations, hospitals, churches, universities, restaurants, industrial facilities and more.  Our goal is to serve each client and all our employees with skill, integrity and responsibility.


Job Responsibilities

This position’s main responsibilities include ensuring weekly payroll is completed accurately for all employees and payroll is appropriately charged to the correct projects.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for subcontractor/supplier invoice management and payments to subcontractors and suppliers on a weekly basis.  This includes ensuring the accurate coding of incoming invoices as well as timely payments to subcontractors and suppliers.  Beyond these primary duties, this position will also work with items such as vacation tracking, 401(k), taxes, child support, 941, equipment revenue tracking, and credit cards.  While not a primary responsibility of the job, this position would also provide some basic administrative support at times, including answering phones calls and greeting visitors.


Essential Functions

  • Ensure all time and equipment is accurately imported and/or entered into accounting/payroll software.
  • Ensure time entered matched hours worked by employees.
  • Track paid time off.
  • Ensure all invoices are entered into the accounting system.
  • Ensure supplier statements match invoices in accounting system.
  • Provide payments to all subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors.
  • Manage incoming invoices and receipts for accounts payable.



  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through.
  • Extremely reliable.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Manage time and competing priorities.
  • Ability to use and learn current and future computer software and other similar technology.
  • Solve problems calmly and collaboratively.


Education and Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other similar products along with general ability to use Windows computers.
  • Experience with payroll, 401(k), lien waivers and accounts payable preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the construction industry and basic accounting tasks would be beneficial.



The employee would primarily be in the office environment.  Travel would be limited.


Work Environment

This role is primarily an in person, office position.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Job Expectations

This is primarily a Monday through Friday position.  Exact work schedule to be agreed upon between candidate and Peters Construction upon hire.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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