Accountant II


Gilbane is seeking a Construction Project Accountant that will partner with our Project Teams and manage the financials and cash flow of Construction Management contracts throughout Northeast Ohio. If you are looking for a hands-on accounting opportunity, this is the role for you! As part of the Business Unit Accounting team, you will create and maintain relationships with our internal partners, contractors, and clients. This role is located in our downtown Cleveland office with limited travel as necessary.


Who are we?

As a Top-10 ENR Contractor, Gilbane is a family-owned business with 45 offices that has been shaping communities since 1873. Consistently recognized as one of the most reputable construction management firms in the country, Gilbane is committed to delivering projects safely and on-time. You will have the opportunity to build schools, labs, hospitals, corporate offices, sports arenas and more!


Whats in it for you?

The Construction Project Accountant is considered an entry-level position within our Business Unit Accounting job family. By joining the company at this level, you have opportunity to grow in title, compensation, and responsibility. You will work with a team of experienced professionals that will provide initial training and guidance, and long-term partnerships. Additionally, Gilbane offers employees multi-dimensional training opportunities through a number of resources for those that are early in their career. You will be able to enroll in trainings through our award-winning Gilbane University to build leadership and technical skills. Working with Gilbanes core values at the forefront of your mind (Integrity, Teamwork, Toughmindedness, Dedication to Excellence, Discipline, Loyalty, Caring, Entrepreneurship), you will play an integral role in the companys success and find value in your role every single day.


As a Construction Project Accountant, you will:

  • Mange setup and properly format project financial forecasts to meet both the internal team and client reporting needs
  • Manage contracts, amendments, insurance, bonds, SOV, Files, and Co Policies
  • Ensure timely management of accounts receivable and payables
  • Produce timely and accurate review of requisitions and lien waivers
  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships both internally & externally
  • Assist the Controller with the WIP process
  • Review change management on assigned projects
  • Manage the project closeout process


  • Communicate Effectively - Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
  • Act Inclusively - Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
  • Solve Problems - Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
  • Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
  • Drive for Results - Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
  • Champion Innovation - Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions.


  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • 1-3 years with CM or General Contractor organization working on interior fitouts, multi-site programs, and tenant improvements
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Proficient in CMiC
  • Understanding of the overall project execution process, including budgeting, project forecasting, cost control, schedule, anticipated cost and project profitability

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Salary Range
$46,000.00 - $58,000.00
per Year
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Cleveland, OH, 44101, US