Sr Project Accountant
Date published: 5-Jul-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Corporate-Finance
Business Plan: FIN
Responsible for the preparation and entry of complex journal entries and assigned financial reports; extensive account analysis; implementation of process improvements and/or team initiatives. Serves as technical expert to internal clients and provides resolution of intermediate issues regarding assigned financial reports and analysis. Works under minimal supervision.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Reporting: • Prepares, enters and posts complex journal entries. May also review journal entries. Management Reporting: • Identifies, researches and resolves variances. Identify alternative solutions to prevent continued issues. • May advise businesses on cost coding. Provides guidance to team on cost coding questions. Audits: • Prepares complex audit deliverables for review. May manage individual audits and interact with external auditors. Compliance: • Coordinates, prepares, reviews and files necessary complex government compliance filings. Ensures compliance with government regulations. Financial Applications and Systems: • Monitors and balances systems to ensure completeness and accuracy; researches and resolves differences. May participate in various system implementations and enhancements related to financial systems. Consolidation (Statutory): • Prepares monthly/quarterly moderately-complex balance sheet analysis. • Creates new firm checklist, completes new firm request form and prepares journal entries for consolidation. Acts as liaison for creation of new firms with other departments. Consolidation (Corporate Reporting): • Prepares monthly/quarterly moderately-complex financial statements and various reports. Reviews basic financial statements and reports for accuracy. • May review revaluation range for new firms. Prepares consolidation entries. Account Reconciliations: • Reconciles accounts and/or assist others with identifying and researching reconciling items. Identifies risk and opportunities and assesses reasonableness of balances. May review account reconciliations and risk & opportunity items of other firms. • Recognizes impact of interfirm transactions and related elimination process; coordinates resolution of issues. Identify alternative solutions to prevent continued issues. Technical Guidance: • Recommends policies related to accounting procedures. Supervisory & Resource Management: • Demonstrates strong technical knowledge. Assists with review of policies and procedures. May assist with knowledge transfer and training for staff, as assigned. • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvement. Internal Clients: • Legal, Accounting Operations, Payroll, Treasury, Tax and Financial Applications; regular interactions with the businesses and upper management.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience. Typically 4+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus. Preferred Technical Competencies: • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate • Microsoft Access, Basic • Knowledge of Black & Veatch Systems, Intermediate • Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Intermediate • Technical accounting knowledge, Intermediate • Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Intermediate • Knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts, Intermediate Preferred Non-Technical Competencies: • Customer Focus • Organizing • Planning • Written Communications • Action Oriented • Informing • Peer Relationships • Dealing with Ambiguity • Business Acumen • Decision Quality • Problem Solving