De Young Properties

Construction Cost Accountant

Fresno, CA

Established in 1974, De Young Properties continues a family legacy, now in its third generation, of helping families realize the American dream: home ownership. The tradition began over 70 years ago when homebuilding pioneer, John Bonadelle, built the first of more than 17,000 homes that earned him the distinction of being one of Central California's largest and most visionary homebuilders. John’s daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Jerry De Young, established De Young Properties, which has built over 7,000 of the area’s finest homes and has enhanced the family's reputation through unsurpassed quality, innovation and customer service. Today, the newest members of the De Young Properties team, Jon Ryan, Brandon and Ashley De Young, represent the family's third generation and its commitment to extending the legacy of quality homebuilding well into the future.

De Young's family tradition extends beyond building homes. We contribute time and resources to our local community, including serving as proud builder and major donor of the Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home since 2007 and for the ABC television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Whether raising funds for children, building a home for a local hero or supporting local schools, non-profits and community groups, De Young gives dreams and hope to their community. 

From the 1940s to well into the next century, the family behind De Young Properties has focused on one goal: building EnergySmart™ homes your family will cherish for many years to come. De Young Properties... Building Your Dreams For Three Generations.


  • Process construction payments, including preparation of approvals, coding, lien releases, joint checks, approved change orders and ensure reconciliation in accounts payable system.
  • Construction in Process job cost reporting, estimating and reconciliation.
  • Coordinate with Construction Superintendents related to job cost tracking, approvals, payments and back charges.
  • Process and post cash payments.
  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts and assist with yearend work papers and 1099’s.
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Administer construction purchase order release processes.
  • Ensure home construction budgets are complete, updated, accurate and posted correctly.
  • Prepare and monitor construction variance reports.
  • Prepare and monitor homebuyer personal selection payments and reporting.
  • Maintain computer database of pertinent trade partner information.
  • Maintain computer databases of construction costs for basehouse and personal selections to ensure accurate retail pricing in sales software.
  • Add/remove/adjust personal selections in computer databases when necessary.
  • Respond to inquiries from Executive Management Team and Controller.
  • Communicate with other De Young team members, trade partners and others to answer questions, provide support and ensure timely reporting and payments.
  • Special projects as needed.


  • Accounting degree preferred
  • 3-5 years cost accounting and financial reporting
  • 3-5 years construction contracting, estimating, budgeting, payables, receivables, job cost & general ledger
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Knowledge of BuilderMT, Sales Simplicity and Sage Accounting Systems preferred


Professional, precise, attention to detail, organized, clear communication, strong work ethic, independent, forward thinking, budget expense tracking experience, thorough, self-motivated, accounting experience, vendor relationship experience, computer proficiency, data entry skills, auditing, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and construction knowledge is preferred.

De Young Properties

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