Project Accountant


We are looking for a Project Accountant to join our talented and energetic Chicago team. 


Valerio Dewalt Train is an award winning architectural and design firm with offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Palo Alto. We offer a high energy work environment focused on producing award-winning design for a demanding clientele. Our diverse and cross-disciplinary staff enjoys the close knit character of our company culture, where they are encouraged to take responsibility for making VDT an exciting and rewarding place to work. We offer competitive wages and benefits including health and dental insurance, transit benefits and 401K plan.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monthly distribution of billing drafts to billing managers

  • Assist billing managers in review and corrections to any labor, consultant, or expense entries

  • Execute all client billing, monitor ongoing reconciliations, and distribute client invoicing through multiple channels

  • Execute waivers or any other client requested backup as needed

  • Set up all projects/budgets in Deltek Ajera software and keep all project documentation filed and organized

  • Monitor costs/expenditures of business development efforts in Ajera and confirm quarterly status of marketing projects

  • Work closely with AP to ensure accuracy of consultant invoices and conduct weekly review of all project related payables with AP and the finance and accounting manager

  • Monthly AR review with billing managers

  • Monthly WIP review with billing manager – to be reviewed at monthly finance meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration

  • 1-3 years project accounting experience (architecture/engineering/construction industry knowledge a bonus)

  • Critical thinker with an excellent attention to detail

  • Highly organized with an ability to multitask and manage various deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and written skills

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel

Want to Join Us?
A resume must be submitted for consideration. Email to Include a cover letter indicating the requested position. Please no phone calls or office visits.

VDT is an equal employment employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.