Accounting Specialist @ MA Peterson

Accounting Specialist

This is your opportunity to join the award-winning design team at MA Peterson Designbuild, Inc.

Located in Edina, Minnesota, MA Peterson is a high-end residential remodeling company focused on providing complete and customized design solutions for our clients.

We are looking for an Accounting Specialist to join our team! A successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for customer service and will be responsible for accounts payable, payroll, change order processing and order fulfillment for our outside interior designers. The right candidate should function as both a team member and a leader with a can-do attitude and the proven ability to succeed.

This full time, benefit eligible position reports to our Accounting Manager.


  • Accounts payable- input invoices, prepare weekly check runs to pay bills and make other payments in a timely manner.

  • Procurement- Manage, approve and process information received from our 3rd party interior designers throughout the design build process which includes: sourcing, pricing the various products, receiving and inspecting products upon delivery and issuing change orders.

  • Payroll management - preparing bi-weekly payroll entry, tracking PTO, reconciling payroll between PayChex, Inc. and the general ledger system.

  • Review, reconcile and prepare general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries, bank and prepaid reconciliations.

  • Communicating with our project managers throughout the design build process.

  • Team with our full-time Administrative Assistant, to establish superior first impression and client service which includes greeting clients, handling incoming calls, client recordkeeping and processing invoices.

  • Work closely with other personnel throughout the organization on issues related to assigned tasks and initiatives.


  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that is deadline driven and fast paced

  • Outstanding prioritization, multi-tasking and organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Customer service experience with a pleasant and welcoming demeanor


  • Competitive compensation package including benefits

  • Full-time position: Monday – Friday work week with hours of 8:00 AM to 4.30 PM


  • 2 - 4-year degree with emphasis in accounting

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in an accounting role

  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and computer skills

  • Sage 100 Contractor (MasterBuilder) experience is a plus

  • Construction accounting experience a plus


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