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Bonadio Group, The Cost Segregation Analyst in Amherst, New York

We are currently seeking a Cost Segregation Specialist to play a key role for our Cost Segregation Practice. 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.

  • This 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

Hours of operation:

  • 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.

At The Bonadio Group, we believe that an inclusive work environment allows all of our people to achieve their greatest potential and the greatest results for our clients and communities. Bonadio is committed to the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all people. The Firm is committed to fostering and managing diversity in the work place as an integral part of its practice and service to clients. The Firm values the rich variety of perspectives and experiences offered by those of different backgrounds. This diversity strengthens our institution and enables it to better respond to our clients’ needs in an increasingly global profession.

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ID: 2021-2526

External Company Name: Bonadio Group, The

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Street: 100 Corporate Parkway