locationsBangalore, Indiatime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30+ Days Agojob requisition idR-11483At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationship in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030.Your RoleWe are looking for a Project Accountant, to join our growing Finance team in India. This position will help further build up a cohesive accounting team that is able to function independently and efficiently. The Project Accountant is responsible for providing a solid foundation of analysis for projects and business practices by managing contracts, ensuring fiscal health of assigned projects, and mentoring and supporting the project management for India Offices. What You Will DoWork closely with Design Managers, establishing successful business relationships and ensuring accurate and consistent billing and financial reporting at the project and studio levelsMaintain organized project contract filesUnderstand contract terms as it relates to fee managementAssist Design Managers in performing project start-up due diligence and following Firm best practices throughout the project life cycleMeet regularly with Design Managers to review schedule, billing and collection issuesInteract with clients and consultants in a professional, courteous mannerReview project work plans, budgets, and staffing plans for appropriateness to feeDetermine and set up best billing terms and invoice formatsPrepare and process invoices in line with project contractual arrangements (E invoice as well as Deltek ERP invoice)Coordinate consultant invoices and payments per contract termsReview project labor and expense charges with Design Managers for accuracy and appropriatenessMonitor studio accounts receivable and assist Design Managers with collection effortsMonitor, analyze, and report on variety of metrics at the studio level to ensure healthy business practicesProvide training to Design Managers regarding financial maintenance of projectsPerform review of all expenses charges to projects including employee expense reportsDevelop an understanding of our accounting software and systems so that you are seen as an expert and a resource to our colleaguesProactively develop new ideas and solutions to improve financial managementForecast actual vs. budget spending and analyze projects to provide actionable insight to project and office leadershipCross-train and work closely with other team members so that we function as a cohesive and high performing team. Assist the team with any ad-hoc projects or analysisSupport Audit/Tax team during Statutory and other Audits.Your QualificationsPossess an accounting or business administration degree with a minimum of 6-10 years’ experience in a professional services environment, preferably with an Architecture, Design or Engineering firm.Embrace new technologies and constantly strive for greater efficiencies through process or technology.Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage different personality typesWork well under pressure with multiple tasks and deadlinesGood written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Excel, prior experience with Deltek Vision software is a plusMust demonstrate a high level of accuracy and stable work performance.Respond in a timely manner to vendors, consultants and staffHighly OrganizedMust be a self-starter, team player, and detail oriented.Fluent in reading, writing and spoken EnglishLife at GenslerGensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.#LI-SM3
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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