Bonadio Group, The

Cost Segregation Specialist

4 weeks ago(12/27/2017 3:20 PM)
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We are currently seeking a Cost Segregation Specialist to play a key role for our subsidiary, MS Consultants, LLC Cost Segregation Team. This role requires the ability to continually learn and use new skills, and to work in a high-paced, changeable client-service environment.


  • Independently reading and understanding architectural, site, mechanical, and electrical construction drawings for all types of structures.  
  • Independently completing detailed quantity take-off and documentation of all architectural, site, mechanical and electrical components as required.
  • Supervision and training of CPA’s and other engineering personnel assisting on site inspections.
  • Reading and understanding project specifications and project manuals. 
  • Using professional judgment in regard to determining the physical condition of building components. 
  • Understanding of the construction divisions. 
  • Costing of all components of architectural, site, mechanical and electrical construction utilizing pricing manuals as well as industry accepted techniques and methods. 
  • Collection of construction field data on buildings through measuring, and production of detailed notes acceptable for costing and audit purposes.  
  • Visual documentation of all project site inspections through photography and/or videotaping.
  • Integration of technical engineering skills with applicable tax laws.
  • Independently identifying building components that will be segregated for depreciation acceleration.
  • Skillfully working with various computer spreadsheet and estimating software programs, as well as electronic estimating equipment.
  • Generation of computer reports including incorporation of costs details, references, and summaries of technical construction data.
  • Work as necessary to complete client engagements by the pre-established tax and client deadlines.
  • Dissemination of applications for payment and other cost summary and/or budget information.
  • Independent interaction and decision making with other CPA’s, professionals, and clients throughout each project as required.
  • Understanding depreciation schedules as they relate to the cost segregation process.
  • Travel in and out of state as necessary to complete site inspections and meet with clients.
  • Physical Requirements – The position requires physical activity such as field data collection, which may require eight hours on foot if necessary 
  • Receive and review asset costs and study requirements with managers and staff
  • Travel as needed to meet with clients and tenants for on-site visits
  • Take and maintain detailed notes, sketches or measurements during the visit
  • Photograph the site, building and qualified assets for audit authentication
  • Take-off asset quantities from architectural drawings or site visit data
  • Input project information and quantities into cost estimate reports
  • Revise reports after accounting, engineering and tax reviews
  • Meet client and tax deadlines
  • Accommodate busy season demands during January through April
  • Learn applicable regulations defined in the IRS Audit Techniques Guide
  • Acquire the skills needed to complete reports with minimal supervision



  • Minimum 2-year degree completion in construction, engineering or accounting program and/or equivalent experience is desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and MS Office Suite
  • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Familiarity with cost estimating software
  • Familiarity with construction costs and AIA Document G702/703
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Dependable 


  • Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. 
  • The ability to work additional hours during busy season is critical, but the rest of the year, flexibility is key.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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