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Job Opening Project Cost Accountant

Thanks to continued growth LEC is looking to add a Project Cost Accountant to our team in Waconia.

Well known Minnesota electrical contractor established in 1945 looking for a hard charging Project Cost Accountant to join its finance team.  Looking for candidates that can step into our EOS L10 environment and help take project billing, job costing, accounts receivable collections and customer service to the next level.  We currently service South Central Minnesota from the triangle of the Twin Cities, Mankato and Rochester and wish to continuing building upon this tradition.


Candidates will compile project data, compute fees and charges, post and reconcile job costs, prepare invoices, perform collection duties, and follow up customer service on projects including partial and full lien waivers and maintain project records and other relevant construction project information, accordingly.  Job requirements include high attention to detail, working with elements of contracts, computer skills involving Windows operating system and Office software which primarily includes Outlook, Excel, Word, One Note and Teams.


Other system experience preferred include Cobra, Procore, and e-Builder.  Work environment includes standing desks, work out facility, opportunities for remote work from home.  Salary ranges from $37,000 to $70,000 along with health insurance; 401(K) and profit sharing after 1-year of employment.


  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Prepare regulatory and other supplementary billing documents, labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms using computer systems.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting project data, and maintaining record retention.
  • Typing, adding, allocating, calculating, spreadsheeting project information as necessary.
  • Answer mail, email or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, procedures, and billing information.
  • Resolve discrepancies in project accounting records.
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Review documents, such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or other records, to compute fees or charges due on project billings.
  • Consult sources, such as rate books, manuals, or insurance company representatives, to determine specific charges or information such as rules, regulations, or government tax and tariff information.
  • Update manuals when rates, rules, or regulations are amended.
  • Track accumulated hours and dollar amounts charged to each client job to calculate client fees for professional services, such as legal or accounting services.
  • Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
  • Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.

LEC Makes Fast 50 List by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for the 7th Year in a Row!

Amazing feats continue to be achieved by the team at Laketown Electric Corporation.

We made the Fast 50 list, a list of the 50 fastest growing private companies by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for the SEVENTH year in a row.

This continued growth has taken a community. We have achieved this by being team players, reciprocal partners, saying what we will do and doing all we say we will do and more. We put thought and care into all that we do, and we put the families of our employees first, always.

We give respect and attention to every opportunity, every negotiation, and every chance to compete fairly.

To those that have yet to give us an at-bat or opportunity, I encourage you to do so, we will not let you down.

To the families, communities and friends that have helped us get here, we graciously thank you!

Onward and upward! 


Amazing Drone Footage of the Burnsville Fire Station #1 that LEC wired

LEC Continues to Embody a Zero Accident Culture

There is nothing more important than getting our team home safe to their families every day.
One of the reasons Laketown Electric Corporation shines above the competition is our commitment to a zero accident culture. The proof is in the numbers and the actions that help shape our safety mission.
LEC has had zero lost time incidents in 5+ years, a .70 MOD rate, we perform 30 annual third party jobsite inspections by OSHA+Environmental Compliance Systems (OECS) , a strong investment into training with the best trainers, 100% commitment to PPE, toolbox talks, pre-task planning and so much more.
Our safety minded culture is a leading factor in why Minnesota’s largest and most successful general contractors hire Laketown Electric Corporation on their most challenging projects time after time. In addition, we will go above and beyond to bring a level of the most discerning workmanship, communication and team mentality which will make GCs smell like roses to owners, and lead to future work as a team.
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LEC Performs as General Contractor on the $3 Million Dollar Medium Voltage to 480v Service Renovation at Anoka Ramsey Community College

Recently, Laketown Electric Corporation was the prime contractor/GC for Anoka Ramsey Community College, where we changed the entire campus from medium voltage electrical services to 480 volt services.

This prime contract was around $3 million in scope and not only included electrical, but also roofing, fencing, landscape restoration, concrete, structural steel, mechanical piping and a few other trades. Achieving on challenging projects that not many others can tackle is a large part of what defines LEC.

Laketown Electric Corporation played quarterback to organize and hire all of the trades involved. We have completed many similar projects in recent years where LEC is the prime contractor on jobs where 80% or more of the job falls within our scope.

At the same time, we also completed a $2.3 million dollar renovation of the nursing area at the school. Like all Laketown Electric Corporation projects, our piping is neat and clean!

Unique challenges require a team that will provide innovative solutions. One of the benefits of working with Laketown Electric Corporation is that our team employs multi-skilled craftspeople. We are not afraid to pour some concrete pads, or in this case assemble a sharp looking enclosure.