The Lane Construction Corporation has an immediate need for a District Accountant located in Northampton, MA to support the operational management team within the Massachusetts District. This position will report to the District Managers and will partner with the Regional Operations Controller, Regional Vice President, Plant and Project Managers, Cost Engineers, Business Development staff and various Corporate departments to assist in analyzing the financial results of the business. The successful incumbent will become a vital member of the regional management and accounting teams to provide financial advice, support, training, and problem solving.
Develop, analyze, interpret and provide internal distribution of financial information to convey financial results in terms of profitability and performance against budget and forecast
Help management understand the financial implications of actions and related results
Coordinate and facilitate the monthly closing procedures within the district
Assist in preparing for and running cost review meetings as appropriate
Assist management in fulfilling requests for information from the Corporate office including budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, financial reporting, etc.
Identify needs and train regional staff on accounting procedures as appropriate
Assist in the preparation of WIP reports monthly and review with project managers to identify issues and confirm accuracy
Monitor area accounts receivable and assist with collections as needed
Review project accounting data to ensure timely and accurate upkeep and control
Assume other special activities and responsibilities under the direction of District Managers or Regional Operations Controller
Help locations prepare data for and respond to internal audit reviews
Travel within Massachusetts district and to Corporate office as required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Self-motivated, proactive, assertive and “client service” oriented with internal customers
Excellent at multi-tasking and follow-through/follow-up skills both internally and externally
Previous construction accounting experience preferred
Degree in Accounting or related discipline
Experience in JD Edwards preferred
One of America’s premier heavy civil contractors, The Lane Construction Corporation is the preferred partner to connect and improve the communities and world in which we live. Founded by railroad engineer John S. Lane in 1890, Lane constructs quality highways, bridges, locks, dams, racetracks, and mass transit and airport systems in 20 states. Lane and its 11 affiliates also produce bituminous and precast concrete, and mines aggregates at 70 plants and 11 quarries from Maine to Florida to Texas.