Accounting Associate A/P

Founded in 1980, Novak Construction is a national general contractor and construction management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Novak Construction delivers results by combining technical expertise as a general contractor with the most progressive management and delivery tools. Specialties: General Contractor, Preconstruction, Construction Management

This position will contribute to the processing of invoice payments in a manner consistent with fulfilling the responsibilities defined below in an efficient, accurate and timely manner. A general knowledge of accounting and understanding of the general ledger accounts and job cost codes, and how they relate to invoices, is essential. This individual must exercise sound judgment at all times and exhibit an unwavering attention to detail/accuracy, enthusiasm and a focus on the accounting activities. The Accounting Associate reports to the Controller.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Match invoices to receiving documents;
  • Code, post and process invoices into system;
  • Generate accounts payable and checks;
  • Process check requests, ensuring all appropriate approvals have been obtained;
  • Research vendor statements, phone inquiries or payment discrepancies, and work with Controller to resolve;
  • Organize and maintain files for paid and unpaid invoices and statements;
  • Perform accounts analysis and make adjustments to accounts, as necessary;
  • Maintain physical and electronic files;
  • Interface with accounting staff and internal team members, as necessary; and,
  • Act in accordance with all Company policies, procedures and

Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum Associate’s degree in Accounting from two-year college or technical school OR 5+ years related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Strong mathematical, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • Anticipate and resolve issues/problems on a proactive basis;
  • Aptitude to be detail-oriented, yet flexible, in a dynamic environment with changing priorities;
  • Possess excellent collaborative skills to work in partnership with the departments;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic with the highest degree of honesty and integrity;
  • Highly skilled with MS Office software, particularly Excel, and knowledge of Timberline strongly preferred; and
  • Prior work experience in a privately-held company will prove beneficial, but not

Compensation & Benefits

This will be a full- or part-time position. If full-time, a competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with the Ideal Candidate’s experience. Benefits package includes Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, 401(k) with match of half and paid holidays/time off.


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Novak Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of sex, gender association, religion or disability