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Construction Contract Auditor

Overview: Construction Contract Auditor position available with a commercial real estate consulting firm in Overland Park, KS. Position involves conducting start-to-finish analysis and auditing of construction projects on behalf of Fortune 100 corporate clients. Ideal candidates include licensed engineers, attorneys, CPA, CCA, CCP, PMP designations and other individuals with construction accounting and project management experience.

Responsibilities/Objectives:

​The Construction Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that our clients are being charged by vendors in compliance with their general contracting services agreement. This responsibility includes performing complete reviews and analysis of vendor contract agreements, bid packages, proposals, accounting ledgers, time and material invoices, bidding information, payroll records, Schedule of Value (SOV) and Scope of Work (SOW) documents, reconciliation worksheets, insurance documentation, allowance worksheets, change orders, self-perform worksheets, purchase orders, job cost reports and closeout billings. You will then prepare detailed spreadsheets with a comprehensive findings report documenting your research, analysis and conclusions.   

 

Requirements:

 

As a Construction Auditor, you should enjoy working in Excel and be comfortable reviewing extensive contract documents, accounting ledgers and construction billing documentation. As auditors, our job is to validate compliance and accuracy on behalf of our clients. We must always be precise in our work product and pay close attention to detail so that it is 100% correct. You should be motivated and competent in working independently and managing multiple projects with numerous steps and details.   

You must be able to start, execute, and complete audits including preparation of a comprehensive written audit report with supporting spreadsheets and exhibits. You’ll need polished writing skills to draft audit reports concisely explaining complex issues. It also requires advanced spreadsheet and presentation skills to prepare all required supporting documentation. Professional written and verbal communication with strong negotiation skills are a must for the ongoing follow-ups necessary with contractor staff and counsel to mutually resolve audit claims. 

We are looking for a true professional and self-starter who can independently perform in a consulting firm environment. Most of our audit projects can be completed here in our local office. You’ll also need to be available to travel independently to complete audit projects. Some projects may require an audit to be performed onsite with an approximate duration of 3 – 5 days. Total travel during the year is estimated to range from 10% to 20%.

Company:

This is an opportunity to interact with our experienced staff of accountants, attorneys, engineers, real estate, construction and finance professionals performing nationwide audit and consulting engagements for high profile corporate clients. It’s an ideal opportunity to work for a small consultative firm with an established reputation of executing a successful audit programs on behalf of some of the country’s biggest corporations. You’ll discover it is a uniquely relaxed but professional atmosphere with the opportunity to grow and develop for qualified and motivated individuals. The longer you work here, the more confident you’ll become in tackling complex tasks as you sharpen all the skills necessary to be able to figure anything out that comes your way. 

As leaders in the industry for three decades, we have a solid history of proven results with hundreds of millions of dollars in documented savings. You’ll work directly with our Account Managers and Directors who will be giving you audit assignments and collectively managing your workflow. You’ll also interact daily with the Audit Program Manager and Audit Coordinators who obtain necessary documentation from client portals and report audit status to clients on a regular ongoing basis. Additionally, you will collaborate or travel on assigned projects with other auditors and staff.

Please provide us with your present or expected salary range. Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include ten days off per year, and you can purchase health, vision and dental insurance in the group plan as a pre-tax payroll deduction.  There is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) also available as a pre-tax payroll deduction for qualified out of pocket health and childcare expenses.   

Summary of Job Requirements

 

  • BA/BS/MA/MS/MBA degree or equivalent applicable experience.

  • Well-developed technical knowledge of General Construction process and methodology

  • Strong working knowledge of complex construction projects

  • Experience in auditing mid to large scale construction projects

  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, project management and communication skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel required.

  • Negotiation skills required to independently settle audit claims on behalf of clients.

  • Expertise in creating detailed written reports and supporting exhibits.

  • Must be able to start, execute, and complete detailed projects.

  • Non-stop attention to detail for 100% accuracy in your work product.

  • Organization and follow through skills required for all open tasks through completion.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Motivated to do research and analysis of complex construction and financial documentation.

  • Should be self-starter with ability to work and follow through independently.

  • Must be able to organize and manage multiple open projects, communicating effectively with team members, clients and vendor contacts.

  • Approximately 10 – 20% travel required with an average duration per trip of 3 days.

  • Licensed Engineer, CPA, CCA, CCP, PMP or Attorney is preferred.

If you feel you are qualified for this opportunity, here are the next steps:

  1. Submit a cover letter or email summarizing your job objectives and skills.

  2. If you are on LinkedIn, please provide a link to your profile.

  3. Send us your resume.

  4. Provide your current, or expected, salary amount.

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