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Join Ratcliff to discover what is important, imagine the potential and design for extraordinary outcomes.

We are looking for talented staff that possess open minded thinking, a disciplined approach to work and motivation to transform the built environment.


  • Critical thinking
  • Strong design sense
  • Deep intelligence and curiosity
  • Flexible mindset
  • Strong work ethic

Ratcliff possesses a vibrant vision, a drive for innovation and a commitment to sustainable design. With a legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1906, the firm is a living, evolving architecture firm, dedicated to learning what is important to our clients, our community and our planet. This results in the design of extraordinary outcomes.

Ratcliff’s staff of 65+ engage clients who share our values and serve as strategic partners in designing sustainable building solutions. Our primary practice areas of academic, healthcare and civic architecture present significant opportunities for a sustainable architecture that is driven not only by place based questions of purpose, design and technology, but by deeper issues of our enhanced contribution to society.

This is a position for a Project Account who will report directly to our Accounting Manager and will work closely with architectural Principals and Project Managers, in the accounting for all transactions related to project cost control.


  • Minimum 1 – 5 years of professional accounting experience in service industry, preferably architecture, engineering or construction.
  • Associate degree or accreditation from a certified business school
  • Full cycle accounting experience including client billings, accounts payable, accounts receivable, project accounting.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Experience with Deltek Vision highly desirable, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Microsoft Suite applications.
  • Candidates must have legal working status in the U.S. as Ratcliff will not be sponsoring work visas at this time.

Ratcliff, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is conveniently located in Emeryville, between Berkeley and Oakland, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, submit resume with cover letter addressed to hr@ratcliffarch.com. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. All responses will be held in confidence.