Project Accountant

Location: Seattle, WA

Department: MG2

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

MG2 is looking for a talented Project Accountant located in our Seattle office.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.


  • Works collaboratively with Project Accounting team
  • Works with Project Managers and Project Administrators to set up and maintain projects in the
  • accounting system according to Firm best practices and procedures
  • Reviews Owner contracts and Sub-consultant agreements to understand project scope and
  • requirements
  • Ensures the integrity of the project contract through approved scope changes
  • Set up and maintains consultant contracts in accounting system
  • Coordinates with Accounts Payable on pass through costs
  • Prepares Client invoices in an accurate and timely manner during the monthly billing cycle
  • Verifies accuracy of invoice information, including fee type, coding and allocations
  • Researches unbilled activity
  • Monitors and closes projects
  • Distributes Client’s invoices, including uploading into Clients systems
  • Issues project performance reports
  • Researches project issues and risks and recommends solutions
  • Reviews and analyzes financial condition of projects monthly and advises Project Manager on
  • variances from budget
  • Leads monthly account/project review meetings; engages and supports studio teams to manage
  • projects profitably
  • Works with PMs to resolve Client aged AR


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Business Administration or comparable experience.
  • 5 – 8 years of Accounting experience.
  • 3+ years of Project or Job Costing experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Architecture, Engineering or Construction industry.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize work flows and juggle conflicting demands.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to interface with project managers, clients and architects.
  • Hands on experience with billing and project accounting.
  • Experience with Microsoft office including but not limited to Microsoft Excel.
  • Clearview Infocus accounting system experience a strong plus.
  • BA degree is preferred.

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At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!

It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.

We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take risks. Whether it’s in your daily work or participating in a team brainstorming session, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!

Additionally, to help support and encourage employee development, the firm provides a generous training allowance including reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise. 

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