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Construction Accountant

Position Title: Construction Accountant
Location: Dublin

Your role

This role will give you the opportunity to enhance your skill set by incorporating high level of technological skills in an entirely paperless environment and be given the opportunity to find new or more creative and resourceful ways to accomplish the department's objectives. As a Construction Accountant, you will partner with construction management personnel to ensure the financial success of projects around the globe, apply principles of accounting to record and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and contribute to the ongoing evolution of a global organization


What you’ll do

The Construction Accountant will report to the Manager, Construction Accounting and will be responsible for the following (not all inclusive):

  • Partnering with cross-departmental staff in preparing cost capitalization calculations, analyses, journal entries, and general ledger reconciliations.
  • Proactively addressing cost and operational related matters with project managers, asset managers, and other internal project stakeholders on a daily basis.
  • Partnering with internal project management teams to ensure the financial success of the company’s development projects using the Yardi Job Cost module, including setting up projects (jobs), budgets, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, and processing invoices.
  • Preparing and delivering customer installation billings, including interfacing with customer personnel to ensure customer satisfaction while enabling expeditious billing to collection for Digital Realty.
  • Preparing monthly job cost reports and analyses for review with project and asset management personnel.
  • Supporting departmental leadership with the preparation of recurring and ad-hoc cost analyses. 


What you'll need

  • Four-year accounting or business degree and a minimum of 1 year accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of construction cost accounting and general accounting principles. Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data and perform quantitative analyses. 
  • Experience participating in monthly accounting close efforts, including preparation of closing entries and reconciliation preparation is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a multi-national corporation is highly desirable.
  • To be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where deadlines are tight, and priorities evolve.
  • An appetite for learning.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Yardi experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, accounting and internet software.

Just as important will be the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Ability to read and interpret construction budgets, contracts, lien releases, and other pertinent construction documents.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant financial reports, legal documents, accounting pronouncements, regulations, and corporate policies. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, members of the business community, peer professionals, and management.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and direct and/or contractor employees.


A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our team

Our Finance team works in one of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting business sectors. We use our financial expertise and commercial awareness to support and develop an international, publicly-listed organization. From managing budgets to financial planning, we deliver a full range of finance and accounting services to help our business stay on track and meet our goals. We also have other specialist areas of expertise including Portfolio Management and Lease Administration.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.