Engineer-Cost Segregation Senior Associate in Boca Raton, FL at CBIZ

Date Posted: 5/6/2018

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be recognized as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation for 2016. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. 

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are together ranked as one of the top providers of accounting services in the United States.  With more than 35 offices and more than 3,000 professionals in our Financial Services division, we serve the country’s growing mid-market public and private businesses.  MHM provides high quality audit and attest services, while closely associated CBIZ provides all other accounting, tax and consulting services.

CBIZ & MHM are devoted to providing you with a challenging, motivating environment to guide your success in the accounting profession. Training is provided through our National Training and Professional Development programs which are specifically designed to develop advanced accounting knowledge.

The Cost Segregation group of CBIZ MHM, LLC in our Boca Raton, Florida office is seeking an engineer to join our rapidly growing nationwide Cost Segregation group.

Our Cost Segregation team provides real estate investors and owners significant tax benefits by accelerating federal tax deductions for buildings and improvements. As a cost segregation Senior, you will analyze all types of properties ranging from hotels, casinos, golf courses, apartments, restaurants, offices, retail and anything in-between. The successful candidate will assist investors, business owners, and corporate executives to realize the significant increase in cash flow that results from a quality cost segregation study. In order to do this, one will learn to apply and integrate the skill sets often utilized in the following industries: valuation, engineering, construction management, legal analysis, and tax planning.

You will work with the Managing Director of Cost Segregation and other members of the team. You will ultimately be managing your own projects and will have moderate client contact. Projects typically last from one week to a month and are heavily deadline oriented. Since our large client base spans across the country, you will have an opportunity to travel as required.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with clients to procure data related to acquisition or construction and to ensure client satisfaction.

  • Analyze construction cost ledgers, contractor payment applications, and other cost documentation and reconcile to accounting records.

  • Perform takeoffs utilizing blueprints and perform physical site inspections

  • Estimate unit costs utilizing costing manuals such as RS Means and Marshall & Swift

  • Determine the appropriate tax life for each component of a building in accordance with IRS Regulations

  • Understand and utilize the tangible property regulations and the application of the regulations to various projects

  • Write reports and prepare schedules that support findings from analysis

  • Analyzing property data and real estate income and expense statements

  • Understanding of real estate appraisal valuation methodology and concepts

  • May perform administrative support functions, client communication letters, request forms, etc.

  • Research and report writing skills

  • Communicating and resolving questions with clients


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (preferred),construction management, construction engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering required

  • 5 years of relevant experience

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience strongly preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must possess a valid in-state drivers license as overnight travel will be required

  • Proficient computer ability relative to the constructing of complex formulas and macros

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products (excel, word, etc.)

  • Candidate should be state certified general licensed or working on licensing requirements


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