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Project Cost Analyst

Des Moines, IA | Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Project Cost Analyst will support project teams with timely, accurate and meaningful financial information. The Project Cost Analyst undertakes all aspects of financial project management, project accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. The Project Cost Analyst will review project budget and cost for accuracy, analyze budget variances and potential fee changes and assist in positive cash flow while meeting accounting standards and company best practices.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The PCA plans for, manages, monitors and maintains project profitability to achieve Company goals.
  • The PCA works with project accounting to ensure costs are posted to the ledger correctly
  • The PCA manages all project cost accounting, inventory accounting and revenue recognition
  • The PCA routinely participates in cost review meetings with project team.
  • The PCA coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • The PCA coordinates and prepares the monthly/quarterly forecast reports
  • The PCA researches technical accounting issues for compliance
  • The PCA supports month-end and year-end close process
  • The PCA insures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • The PCA collaborates with project personnel to prepare all required project reporting.
  • The PCA creates, develops and implements account process improvement(s).
  • The PCA handles other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Physical and Mental Requirements:

    • The Project Cost Analyst must be self-motivated, positive in approach, professional and lead others to create, develop and implement project process improvement(s).
    • The Project Cost Analyst must promote the Company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners.
    • The Project Cost Analyst must have proven problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s).
    • The Project Cost Analyst must able to travel within branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.
    • The Project Cost Analyst must have the ability to learn Company and customer project management systems.

    Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree in Accounting, CPA or CMA preferred
    • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills; willingness to accept responsibility for projects/processes and ability to work with limited direct supervision, highly-motivated, resourceful
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
    • Must have prior working experience as a project cost analyst
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere
    • Must have experience in customer interface, such as liaison between the customer and the Company.
    • Must have 5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience on large projects $2M
    • Must have experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close processes
    • Must have experience with creating financial statements
    • Must be an advanced user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and MS Project).
    • Must have excellent accounting software user and administration skills
    • Prefer project management experience related to ordering materials, P6 Scheduling and Critical Path Methodology
    • Must meet Company minimum driving standards.

    Minimum Years of Experience


    License Required


    Minimum Education

    High School


    IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2019 fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 IES produced over $1.1 billion in revenue and employed over 5000 employees at over 79 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females. Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.


    EEO Statement

    PLEASE NO AGENCY CALLS. NOTE TO ALL AGENCIES: Any unsolicited agency resumes or agency represented candidates that are presented to any IES employee without first having a signed contract between that agency and the IES Talent Acquisition organization will become the property of IES and no fees will be paid.


    EEO & Affirmative Action

    The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government. 


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    Disability Accommodation

    IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.


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    Company Overview

    • Website
    • Headquarters OREGON CITY, OR
    • Size 1,000 - 3,000
    • Founded 1998
    • Type
    • Revenue $500M - $1B
    • Industry Telecom
    • About ies communications
    • IES Communications a division of IES (NASDAQ: IESC) provides each client with a team of highly qualified dedicated professionals that deliver superior quality and cost effective solutions. IES Communications is an industry leading provider of Information Transport Systems. IES Communications prides itself in delivering next generation ITS solutions including, Data Center Design Build Services, Network Hardware, DAS, Wireless, On-site Server Installation, Rack PDU's, DCIM, Data Center Integration Services and complete turnkey design and delivery of cabling infrastructures. IES Communications al ... so provides special system services that include, Audio Visual Design Installation, Security Camera Systems, and Life Safety Systems. IES deploys a superior maintenance and services department that can provide your company customized plans to meet all your needs. . ABOUT IES The IES Communications story began in 1998 when IES Commercial acquired a handful of the best - and safest - contracting companies in the country. These companies came together to combine their vast institutional knowledge, expertise and leadership to create a national electrical and communications service provider with national capabilities. Now more than a decade later, IES Communications is building on the rich history of its founding companies to provide premier services to meet all types of building infrastructure needs. Investor Info: For information on IES Corporate visit For sales and general info contact: IES Communications 800.792.8835 or email More

    Skills for Project Cost Analyst

    The job skills required for Project Cost Analyst include Accounting, Cost Accounting, Project Management, Forecasting, Microsoft Office,and Presentation etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Project Cost Analyst. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Project Cost Analyst. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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