Job Details

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.


Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with awesome perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines.  You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication. The successful candidate will be a key member of the accounting team and will be primarily responsible for all accounting and reporting for the Construction and Development division of the company with a primary focus on Job Cost accounting

What You Bring:

  • B.S. in Accounting. CPA desirable
  • 5 years of accounting experience preferable within the real estate, construction or development industry
  • Experience with SAGE, MRI, and NEXUS
  • Ability to be flexible and pivot due to changing circumstances
  • Ability to analyze data to draw conclusions and make sound decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • High levels of integrity, work ethic and dependability


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review books monthly for closing by reviewing the Job Cost, General Ledgers and the Financial Statements
  • Prepare and present project reports and cashflows at department meetings
  • Complete three year cashflows three to four times per year for consolidation into the company wide cashflow
  • Review quarterly capital call and provide additions/changes to Corporate Accountant
  • Review, approve, and record settlement sheets for lot/home sales and financing
  • Ensure Project Teams are complying with proper Contract Management processes and approvals for Commitments, COIs and Budget Changes
  • Prepare loan and escrow draws in compliance with associated documentation
  • Review and approve all vendor invoices and payments
  • Provide excellent customer service to both external and internal business groups
  • Transition completed projects to the Operations Accountant including but not limited to assisting with the preparation of a cost segregation study and placing assets in service
  • Prepare tax workpapers annually in coordination with the Tax Department
  • Complete annual tax filings including Personal Property Returns and BPOLs
  • Prepare Cost of Sales calculations and land allocations as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Peterson Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.