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Finance – Project Accountant

Lancaster, CA

The Project Accountant will be an independent worker and an excellent communicator with the ability to work across departments to ensure accurate customer billing and revenue reporting.  The successful candidate will be able to manage the accounting and reporting for consulting projects, and should be familiar with Contract Accounting, the percentage-of-completion method, and should have an understanding of revenue cut-off concepts.  This position also performs accounts receivable tasks for multiple divisions, maintaining compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) procedures and company policy.  This position reports to the Assistant Controller.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Project Managers to capture new contracts, approvals, and contract modifications
  • Invoice software sales and contracts, and track release date for quarter-end sales cut-off
    • Apply payments/credit memos to invoices
    • Familiarity with on-line portal a must
  • Review Project Summary sheets with Project Managers based on reported employee time; confirm revenue based on percent complete calculations
  • Set up new customers and maintain customer contact information
  • Communicate with and maintain a professional relationship with customers re: invoicing concerns and past due amounts
  • Prepare quarterly sales and revenue schedules reflecting sales data & metrics using Excel
  • Assist with SOX and financial audits by providing requested schedules and support
  • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business or 5+ years’ experience with AR, contract/project accounting
  • Experience working with accounting systems such as QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines while remaining organized
  • Intermediate Excel skills (pivot tables, sumifs)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with employees at all levels of seniority

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