Project Cost Accountant

  • Office Location Portland, OR
  • Post Date 2022-11-04
  • Team Portland, OR

Project Cost Accountant

Project Cost Accountant

We are seeking a full-time Project Cost Accountant for our Portland Civil + Survey office. This position will work alongside an experienced Project Cost Accountant to provide financial project support to Project Managers and Principals. We seek individuals who enjoy challenging work and who are motivated to improve the work environment to make it more efficient and collaborative.

Core Responsibilities

(including, but not limited to)

  • Create and maintain all projects in project cost accounting system (BST10)
  • Work closely with Project Managers for project set-up, budget tracking and analysis, client billings and collections
  • Prepare and process monthly client billings
  • Run A/R inquiries to monitor and manage collections
  • Accounts payable back-up
  • Update contract information, budgets and tasks in BST10
  • Provide Project Managers with project financial information as requested
  • Work in collaboration with corporate accounting group to meet expectations/deadlines


  • Minimum 3 years prior cost accounting experience with progression of responsibilities in a professional office environment
  • AA degree with accounting emphasis
  • Proficient in MS Office programs specifically Excel but including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Desire to learn and able to take direction and also work independently
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and demeanor
  • Experience in A/E/C industry (desired, not required)

Ideal Candidate

You understand that success requires more than handling the task at hand – it requires the ability to think beyond the task and consider ‘big picture’ process and effects. You don’t wilt under pressure, are excited to problem solve, and are passionate about attention to the details. You seek to work collaboratively, do not hesitate to raise questions, and desire to be part of the solution. You take pride and ownership in your work and understand your role in our company’s success.


Founded in Seattle in 1960, KPFF Consulting Engineers is a collaborative and creative team of civil and structural engineers and surveyors that thrive on designing innovative solutions for projects of all scales. KPFF is a leader in sustainable design, providing our clients with visionary, environmentally sensitive and technically advanced services.Our company is large (1,300+ employees across 22 offices), but nimble and operates day-to-day with the flexibility of a small firm in a family-friendly, business casual environment. KPFF is more than just the work we do, we are the relationships we build, both with our clients and with our co-workers.

KPFF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace.

  • Minimum Experience 3 Experience
  • Minimum Education Associate's Degree
  • Discipline/Specialty Business Operations
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