Walsh Construction

Senior Project Accountant

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID
Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time
Service Group


Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for our Corporate Accounting Department in Chicago, IL

The Senior Accountant manages the accounting for a mega-project and/or multiple large projects. This individual is independent and maintains good rapport with project staff and the business group Accounting Manager and Controller.

As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, Walsh recruits individuals who are seeking a small company feel with a large company backing.  Walsh is a successful fast-growing company at the forefront of technology and is committed to being the employer of choice to our employees and the builder of choice to our customers.

There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex work
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving environment
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility in career path & progression
  • Opportunities to work and live all over the United States


  • Reviews and processes subcontracts, subcontract change orders and Performance and Payment bonds to ensure they are in compliance with specified terms.
  • Collects and reviews project subcontractor/supplier lien waivers.
  • Collects, reviews, and processes subcontractor/supplier monthly project invoices. Needs to ensure all invoices have been accrued properly and timely to the correct cost reports and phase codes. Ensures proper payments to all subcontractors and major suppliers.
  • Individual exhibits a high level understanding of the Walsh cost report and all of the Accounting functions related to the costs posted to the cost report.
  • Individual has a strong understanding of the Walsh monthly P&L process and ensures timely submittal of project P&Ls and reviews the P&Ls for accuracy. 
  • Processes cost transfers on project cost report for Project Management staff.
  • This position requires an in depth monthly analysis of the owner billing and ability to produce owner billing independently, when applicable.
  • Collects, reviews and submits monthly owner billings to the Accounting Manager or Controller for processing.
  • Monitors cash flow and communicates with the project staffs on tracking A/R and when the projects are paid.
  • Works independently and manages the Accounting operations for mega-projects or multiple large projects. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or business-related field 
  • Minimum 5 years-experience in construction accounting or related field

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Maternity Leave Policy
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

If hired by The Walsh Group, you must be in compliance with your employment location’s COVID-19 related requirements, if any.


The Walsh Group, Ltd. Is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified applicants with disabilities to compete for jobs. To request a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please contact the Human Resources Department at 312-563-5905 or hr@walshgroup.com.


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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