Granite Construction Co.

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Watsonville, CA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

General Summary

Under minimal supervision, this position provides professional accounting support to the General Accounting and/or department related to the maintenance, processing and analysis of accounting records in a manner consistent with the Company policies and procedures.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Prepare and maintain accounting records that validate the accuracy of accounting information and ensure compliance with GAAP.

  • Prepare, review, and post journal entries to support the monthly close process.

  • Examine, analyze and interpret accounting records to support strategic decision making.

  • Participate in cross training efforts for developmental purposes and departmental coverage.

  • Prepare selected balance sheet reconciliations and analysis to ensure accuracy and compliance with GAAP.

  • Perform special projects and additional assignments as directed that support the General Accounting function.

  • Participate in the review of the monthly financial package to ensure the accuracy of financial information and to assist in strategic decision making.

  • Respond to inquiries made by upper management related to financial package to support strategic decision making.

  • Review of various accounting reports to ensure the accuracy and clarity of information presented.


  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Accounting

Work Experience

  • 3-5 Years Accounting experience preferred

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Advanced computer spreadsheet skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP

  • Analytical skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Self-motivated team player

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Deadline driven

  • Customer service focused

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.