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Ghafari Project Accountant in United States


The Project Accountant will work with Project Managers to oversee financial administration of projects for the company, from project initiation to project close-out.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create, update and maintain projects in accounting system

  • Review contracts and proposals to ensure projects are properly setup, including complying with revenue recognition rules

  • Review labor and expense charges on assigned projects with Project Managers; perform labor adjustments and journal entries as required

  • Review and track consultant invoices against project budget

  • Participate in the completion of the billing and revenue recognition processes for the monthly close

  • Preparation of draft and final invoices on assigned projects

  • Completion of required client and consultant waivers, sworn statements and other required documentation

  • Review weekly reports to identify projects requiring further analysis

  • Obtain, review and report project estimates to complete from Project Managers

  • Review Accounts Receivable aging and resolve outstanding items with Project Managers

  • Maintain project accounting files

  • Support audit deliverables

  • Other duties & responsibilities as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field


  • 5 years of project accounting experience in a service/project-based environment

  • Architecture/Engineering industry experience preferred


  • Experience with Deltek accounting software preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, as this position requires communicating with both internal and external customers

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with particularly advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

  • Knowledge of GAAP Revenue Recognition rules for service/project-based business

  • Ability to work independently and with Project Managers with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet strict deadlines


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2079

Job Location US-

Category Accounting/Finance