Project Budget Analyst | REMOTE
Associate Accountant
Salisbury North Carolina Contract Jun 2, 2023

Project Budget Analyst | REMOTE

Summary: Our top global retail client is seeking a REMOTE Project Budget Analyst for a long-term ongoing contract that could extend for years! This professional will manage and track project budgets and work directly with multiple Project Managers to help them understand the financial progress of each project and ensure they stay on track. This role is heavy in reporting and will involve gathering financial data from multiple systems for reporting, posting basic accruals, researching charges and variances, approving expenses, ensuring that project billings are accurate, creating P.O.'s for contracts, invoicing and tracking processes, account reconciliations, capital vs. expense activities, etc.

Location: REMOTE, must be within 90 miles of one of the following locations - 

  • Scarborough, ME
  • Quincy, MA
  • Manchester, CT
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Chicago, IL

Duration: Ongoing long-term contract that will most likely be extended over and over for 1-2+ years or more!
Compensation: $45 - $50 per hour + any overtime!
Hours: 8-5 or 8:30-5:30, Mon-Fri EST – 40-50 hours a week (depending on the project)

CRG Benefits for Contractors after 90 days!:
  • 401K plan - CRG matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of employee contributions!
  • Competitive Medical, Vision, & Dental insurance plans - Flexible Spending Account (FSA) along with a Health Savings Account (HSA) with our medical plan. CRG matches the first $500 of the HSA contributions!
  • FREE 50K Life Insurance policy!
  • Long- & Short-Term Disability

  • Review and monitor project budgets, identifying areas of over and underspend
  • Record daily financial activity for each project and relay the accurate project financials to respective Project Managers
  • Complete monthly cost analysis, including budget-vs.-actual analysis, cost-to-complete analysis, and various requirements
  • Discuss with Project Managers any identified budget adjustments, recommendations, and/or realignments based on actualized historical information
  • Track purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and invoices
  • Receive and process invoices against a project’s supplier purchase orders
  • Review capital interest calculations based on capital expenditures and purchases
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management
  • Prepare financials for project stage gate governance processes (i.e. PEG, TCOs and Setup assistance)
  • Research, retrieve, organize data, and prepare various reports
  • Process end of period reconciliations and accruals
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects
  • Identify and implement process improvements

  • 5+ years of experience managing and tracking the costs of projects, analyzing budget vs actual and performing forecasting and variance analysis while working directly with Project Managers
  • 5+ years of experience posting accruals for projects and understanding capital vs. operating expenses
  • Past experience with general accounting processes, with strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Must have Advanced Excel skills with ability to use short cuts, including pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, formulas, index matching, conditional formatting, filtering, etc.
  • Experience initiating and implementing process improvements
  • Must have exceptional communication skills to be able to clearly communicate with PMs and team and handle difficult conversations with PMs
Category Code: JN001, JN005