When you are ready to build a building of nearly any kind in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio, or the surrounding areas, you want to make sure that you have a construction accountant at your side to help. The experienced team at S|CPA Group | A Member of the S|CPA Network are construction accountants who understand the complexities of handling building projects. They know how to track expenses, revenue, ensure that all bills are accounted for, work with vendors and suppliers, and all of the other needed tasks for a building project. Give S|CPA Group | A Member of the S|CPA Network a call today to meet with their team and learn how they can help your contracting business stay on track.
Skills Needed to be a Construction Accountant
Being a construction accountant is not the same as doing accounting work for most other kinds of businesses. There are different aspects that you will need to master to be effective as a construction accountant. One aspect, however, that isn’t specific to just construction accountants is the degree that you have. You will be expected to have at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or a related business area. Along with having the right educational degree, you will likely also need to have at least a couple of years of experience in general accounting practices so that you are familiar with the basics of accounting and have practiced them with other clients.
There is a multitude of additional skills that are important to a construction accountant. Leadership skills are important as you will likely be working with other people and directing them in specific ways to adhere to proper accounting methods. Time management skills are very important, especially when paying invoices on time, etc. Multitasking skills come into play with all of the different meetings, people, and organizations that you will be dealing with each day. Problem-solving skills, organizational skills, business analysis skills, as well as good verbal and written communication skills, are also important.
Activities of the Construction Accountant
The construction accountant has a number of responsibilities for a construction job. They must review all construction and/or project budgets. This can include the various work plans for the project, the staffing needs/desires for the project, all records of lien releases, managing the process for proper coding of construction invoices/payment applications, as well as a host of other areas. And this is just for a single construction project! You will likely be expected to handle multiple construction projects as a construction accountant unless the project itself is very large.
When you are in need of a construction accountant to help ensure that your next project in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio, or the surrounding area goes smoothly, be sure to contact the team at S|CPA Group | A Member of the S|CPA Network.