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Gilbane Construction Accountant III in Columbus, Ohio

Overview: Gilbane is seeking an experienced Construction Accountant who will partner with our on-site project teams and manage the financials of multiple construction projects, or one large construction project. If you are looking for a hands-on accounting opportunity, this is the role for you to consider further! As part of the Business Unit Accounting team, you will create and maintain relationships with our internal partners, contractors, and clients. This role will sit primarily in the Columbus office but travel to the project job sites may be required for meetings with the project teams, subcontractors, and clients.

Who are we?

As a Top-10 ENR Contractor, Gilbane is a family-owned business with 45 offices that has been shaping communities since 1870. 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 be part of the team to build schools, labs, hospitals, corporate offices, sports arenas and more!

What’s in it for you?

The Accountant III is considered a mid-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 partnership. You will become part of Gilbane’s unique people first culture that is committed to every employee’s career and overall well-being. As part of that culture, 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 develop leadership and technical skills. Working with Gilbane’s 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 company’s success and find value in your role every single day.

As a Construction Accountant III, you will:

  • Manage, collaborate, and maintain monthly project forecasts with the project team that meet both internal and external reporting needs

  • Produce timely and accurate review of requisitions and lien waivers

  • Manage contracts, amendments, insurance, bonds, SOV’s, files, and company policies

  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships both internally & externally

  • Assist the Controller with the WIP and month end closing process

  • Assist in the mentoring and training of junior accounting staff

  • Review change management on assigned projects

  • Ensure timely management of accounts receivable and payables

  • Manage the closeout and project audit processes


  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field

  • 4-8 years with CM or General Contractor organization working on $15M or larger construction projects

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Understanding of the overall project execution process, including budgeting, project forecasting, cost control, schedule, anticipated cost and project profitability

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple assignments

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Experience with CMiC and Textura

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 not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.

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.

Tracking Code: 2021-4482

Name: Gilbane Building Company

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Street: 145 East Rich Street