B.F. Saul Company

Construction & Development Accountant II

Bethesda, MD
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The B. F. Saul Company & Saul Centers is looking for an Accountant to join a dynamic Construction and Development team. This position will be responsible for cost accounting for several multi-million dollar Development projects the Company has in its pipeline, including hotel renovations and the ground-up construction of Multi-Family/Mixed-Use properties.


This dynamic position performs experienced level accounting work through the application of general principles of accounting. Main responsibilities of this role include management of the general ledger, job cost reports, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable. This individual works directly with vendors, contractors, and the project manager to ensure efficiency in accounting aspects of construction projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execute and track purchase orders, work orders and contract change orders
  • Monitor job progress and potential overruns against purchase orders or budgets
  • Enter and review all incoming invoices for accuracy, proper approvals, and coding
  • Interact with vendors regarding invoice issues and operations’ managers when necessary
  • Perform check runs (match check copies, file, transfer requests)
  • Print, review, and analyze job cost reports
  • Set up, prepare, distribute and close EAF tracking report (budgets, folders, etc.)
  • Track outstanding/pending EAF's and PO'S
  • Track outstanding/pending lien waivers on excel spreadsheet
  • Track and resolve outstanding invoice issues (invoices on hold) on Timberline report
  • Make vendor payments via Purchasing Card (P-card)
  • Maintain accurate and complete job folders through timely filing (check copies, invoices, purchase orders, lien waivers, insurance certificates, etc.)
  • Calculate and post capital management fees
  • Open A/P Audit
  • Reconcile P-card Statement to invoices paid, prepare and distribute P-card Activity Report
  • Prepare, reconcile, and enter sales tax payable into system
  • Deposit misc. receipts, prepare/post journal entries and manual checks and set up vendors
  • Post cash activity to non-zba accounts; reconcile book balance, clear checks in Timberline
  • Request transfers as necessary to cover disbursements
  • Back-up on zba accounts: Prepare daily cash report for Treasury Dept. (record daily activity, clear checks in Timberline, reconcile o/s check balance to excel schedule)
  • Special projects as identified or requested

Qualifications & Skills


  • Communicate effectively with vendors, management and accounting staff
  • Input and access information in the Timberline and YARDI system
  • Remain stationary at assigned post for extended periods of time
  • Focus on details; analyze and resolve numerical problems
  • Prioritize, organize and follow-up
  • Maintain confidentiality of pertinent company data
  • Work cohesively with other departments and co-workers as part of a team
  • Effectively multi-task in order to manage a variety of deadline driven projects concurrently

5-7 years of experience in a similar or equal position to that of a Construction Accountant

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four year college required

Equal Opportunity Employer / Veterans / Disabled



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