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Cost Accountant - Grand Forks, ND

12/13/2022 11:15 AM | Anonymous

Job Status: Full Time                                                                                                                                    

Schedule: M-F, 8:00-4:30


NPRC is looking for a detailed oriented Cost Accountant to focus on our construction operations.  Monitoring, tracking, and creating matrix based on job performance. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain a job cost environment for the construction business line and other various companies
  • Developing cost standards for materials and labor
  • Analyzing production costs and identify areas of concern
  • Coordinate physical inventory with cycle counts and validate cost of goods sold as part of monthly close-out
  • Analyzing business operations, equipment availability and utilization
  • Maintaining cost accounting system and cost ledger
  • Work with the construction team ensuring proper compliance with accounting procedure and job cost monitoring.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and assists in preparation of the annual business plan and financial forecast.
  • Participate in the formation and implementation of project financial plans
  • Communicate routinely with construction team on a variety of job-related topics
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of project reporting software and supporting database, as needed
  • Record and process job production costs while tracking financial commitments, recognizing revenue, and generating project profitability reports.
  • Maintain an ongoing work in progress report
  • Effectively communicate with construction team regarding contract documents, change orders, and other contract modifications
  • Enter and reconcile construction estimates and daily field reports
  • Run work-in-progress reports and complete weekly analysis reports
  • Assist with developing and monitoring business performance metrics to provide weekly status updates to management
  •         Reconcile monthly subcontractor billings
  •         Review and enforce subcontractor compliance


To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Exceptional business acumen; analytical, forecasting, reporting, modeling.
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills; detail oriented.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and use independent judgement to meet necessary deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands listed below:

  • Occasionally lift 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • May require occasional travel to various facilities and provide additional services.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5-7 years’ experience in cost accounting; construction industry preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, with the ability to manipulate and develop data into workable models and projections, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with Sage 100 preferred

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.

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3100 South Columbia Road
Suite 500
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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 (701) 775-7111
or (877) 637-2727

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