Project/Payroll Accountant

A-C Electric Company is growing rapidly and has an immediate need for a full-time Project/Payroll Accountant at our corporate headquarters in Bakersfield, Calif.


  • are looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and further grow in your career,
  • may be currently employed as a Project Accountant who must seek employment once the construction project you’re working on is complete,
  • are passionate about the accuracy and quality of your work,
  • enjoy working within established systems, standards and procedures,
  • exercise discretion with the confidential information you are exposed to daily,
  • communicate well both verbally and in writing,
  • are a collaborative team player who actively engages with personnel within the department as well as internal and external customers,
  • have 3-5 years construction accounting and payroll experience,
  • have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of training and experience,
  • ROCK at Excel, often performing at trade shows with your advanced skills and acumen,
  • enjoy working in a fast-paced environment,
  • like to work hard and play hard.

More About Us:

Founded in 1945, A-C Electric Company has grown into one of the largest electrical contractors in California with Division locations in Bakersfield, Fresno, Visalia and in September we’re opening in Southern California. We pride ourselves in employing the best and the brightest individuals, utilizing the highest quality materials and the latest construction methods to ensure that our customers receive the level of quality and value that they deserve. Our superior project performance, professionalism and stability is evidenced by our bond rating, which is one of the best in the industry.

  • A-C Electric Company listed as #313 on Top 600 Specialty Contractors Nationwide by Engineering News-Record, 2016.
  • A-C Electric Company listed as #8 Commercial Solar Contractor in North America by Sun Power World, 2016.
  • A-C Electric Company listed as #1 Solar Company by Fresno Business Journal, 2016.
  • A-C Electric Company wins 2015 California Family Business Award.



  • Health and dental plans
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Pension plan
  • Two profit sharing plans
  • Incentive and recognition programs
  • Relocation assistance

More about the Project/Payroll Accountant’s Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, this position assists in all aspects of the accounting process with particular focus on cost accounting of projects and payroll.

  • Entry of manual job cost adjustments as directed by Project Managers and/or Accounting Supervisor.
  • Assistance with subcontracts, purchase orders, and other procurement requests including administration within accounting ERP software.
  • Change order requirements and processing including administration within accounting ERP software.
  • Support to project management in job analyses as requested (job cost, estimates, billings, work-in-process, etc.)
  • Setup draw requests in accounting ERP software.
  • Understanding lien requirements by project, enter information as required and maintain database. Notify Project Manager or Project Assistant when deadlines are approaching.  File notices as required per Project requirements.
  • Preparation of property tax returns under direction of Accounting Supervisor.
  • As needed, monitor accounts receivable collections and provide information to relevant parties; enter credit memos and bad debts as required under direction of Accounting Supervisor.
  • Ensure that certified payroll required wage information is prepared prior to project start.
  • Protect and maintain confidential information.
  • Reconcile payrolls to accounting system prior to final transmission and posting for Accounting Supervisor review.
  • Print payroll checks for employees, including confidential payroll.
  • Time document entry, review, and confirming accuracy.
  • Maintain payroll reports and files ensuring accuracy for record keeping and audits.
  • Assist Accounting Supervisor with preparation and filing of payroll tax returns, prepare payroll tax filing reconciliations, and payroll tax deposits.
  • Responsible for the setup, maintenance, and reconciliation of all employee payroll garnishments, tax forms, direct deposits, and other employee benefits, including coordination and communication with the employee as needed.
  • Under direction of Accounting Supervisor, preparing certified payroll for public works projects with understanding of prevailing wage and union rules in a construction environment.
  • Under direction of Accounting Supervisor, preparing monthly apprentice reports, fringe benefit statements, DAS 140, and related employee compliance requirements.
  • Reconcile and track special handling Accounts Payable items
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with the preparation of schedules for corporate tax returns and annual audit.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Computer Skills: Intermediate to advanced Excel skills, basic word processing with company designated software, experience in ERP systems (Spectrum construction accounting software preferred)


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A-C Electric Company is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, M/F/D/V employer.