Interior Design Assistant

Senior Staff Accountant


Tongue & Groove is the leading Design-Build firm in Wilmington and the surrounding area. The company was born in 2003 to a visionary with a keen eye for design, and in 2020 was named National Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Homebuilders. Tongue & Groove employees desire to be the best, have a humble heart, and celebrate their successes, professional or personal.


Seeking a Senior Financial Professional for managing and overseeing Tongue & Groove’s financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.

  • Processing accounts payable daily, issuing payments weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, as appropriate, and properly processing and submitting all available rebates/discounts from vendors, sub-contractors, credit cards and other sources available to minimize expense.
  • Processing and managing accounts receivable as appropriate to include creating and issuing client invoices on the 10th and 25th of each month, following up on outstanding payments after 10 days and entering payments upon receipt.
  • Assisting in preparing and distributing:
    1. Monthly financial reports to include outstanding accounts receivable, profit and loss (TY, LY, and Budget comparisons) and balance sheet,
    2. Quarterly & Annual financial reports to include year over year comparisons for the current year and 1 year prior, a final actual to budget comparison and a summary of the prior year Labor Burden Rate by employee.
    3. Monthly meetings with senior management in each portfolio to review results and create a forward plan to continuously improve the company’s profitability.
  • Coordinating and processing all payroll related activities to include:
    1. Setting up new employees based on information provided in the offer packet.
    2. Gathering hourly employees’ time worked via Clock Shark, Monograph, and other services as necessary.
    3. Updating the annual labor burden rates worksheet as appropriate.
  • Completing monthly reconciliations to include bank accounts, credit card and vendor credit statements for Tongue and Groove, preparing and processing principal and interest allocation on outstanding loans.
  • Completing reconciliations for other affiliate companies, identifying appropriate company expense distributions, and preparing and entering journal entries as appropriate.
  • Managing and processing external and affiliated company accounting, to include preparing and distributing invoices on the 1st and 15th of each month, processing accounts receivable and completing bank, credit card and loan reconciliations.
  • Processing and maintaining accurate vendor information in QuickBooks, Co-Construct and Outlook Contacts Shared, setting up new vendors as necessary and ensuring that sub-contractor agreements, questionnaires, W-9’s and Insurance Certificates are on file.
  • Assisting in creating a preliminary budget annual budget utilizing information from the prior and current year and working closely with the owner and Chief Operating Officer to adjust based on plans for the new year.
  • Preparing and paying monthly, quarterly, and annual taxes as appropriate.
  • Tracking Tongue and Groove rental properties and managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, lease collection and annual lease rate increases.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field is required.
  • 5 years of progressive experience in accounting and financial roles.
  • Demonstrate success in driving revenue growth.
  • Strong analytical skills to review financial data and make informed strategic decisions based on financial information.
  • Deep understanding of financial regulations, accounting standards and tax laws relevant to our industry.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and team management skills.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and tools.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and execution abilities.
  • Strong understanding of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Strong ability to multitask.
  • Strong ability to plan and prioritize.


  • Exhibits a high level of integrity – Do the Right Thing.
  • Impeccable standards for details and quality.
  • Accountability.
  • Demonstrates superior work ethic.
  • Possesses a “can do” and positive approach to work, always moving forward to success.
  • Consistently challenges the status quo.
  • Turns problems and issues into opportunities for success.


At Tongue & Groove, we hold our mission and beliefs dear to our hearts:

  • Mission: We imagine with our clients. We build for our clients. Our clients can live life without regrets.
  • Brand Promise: Never compromise quality or coolness.
  • Warrior’s Spirit: We work hard with urgency, desire to be the best, and always make the numbers.
  • Servant’s Heart: Have a humble heart with everything you do, follow the “Golden Rule,” serve the client to your best capability.
  • Fun-Loving Attitude: We celebrate successes as a team, enjoy the work you do and those you work with, don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • Exceptional Communication: Knowing what to say and what not to say, receive and give feedback freely, respond with calm, care, and creativity.

Company Benefits:

At Tongue & Groove, we value our team members and offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off for vacation and personal days

We offer competitive compensation based on experience. If you are a dedicated professional looking for an opportunity to contribute to a dynamic organization, please submit your resume for consideration. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Schedule: Workdays are Monday to Friday, ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We believe in providing a professional and supportive work environment where you can thrive and grow in your career.

Application Process: All Applicants must take the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment and the Cognitive Assessment. Both assessments must be completed to be considered for employment. Thank you.

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