• Project Accountant

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
    Job ID
    2019-1136
    Category
    Business
  • Overview

    LS3P is seeking bright, ambitious individuals to join our team. With over 50 years of design excellence in diverse projects across the Southeast and beyond, we offer exciting opportunities for staff to develop career and personal goals within a fast-paced, inspiring, and professional environment.

     

    We are currently seeking a Project Accountant for our office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

     

    Successful candidates will be passionate about customer service to our internal team; detail-oriented; efficient; devoted to quality output; able to work independently, as well as in a team environment; possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks and handle multiple deadlines; and have excellent communication skills.

    Responsibilities

    Duties

    • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM) and Principals-in-Charge (PIC), regarding contract documents, change orders, other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing
    • Prepare electronic invoice packages containing draft and final invoices for all billable projects, including all applicable backup for markup and approval by project manager
    • Email Final Invoices to Clients
    • Maintain contract records for all projects
    • Assess and pursue opportunities for maximization of client billing
    • Research any unbilled issues to optimize the billing possibilities for the billing period
    • Maintain a continuous line of communication with all relevant parties to clear any outstanding issues
    • Generate electronic profitability reports monthly
    • Set up new projects, make transfers of employee billable hours and/or expenses
    • Write off any uncollectible receivables, labor or expenses, as directed by the PIC
    • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements to the billing cycle
    • Prepare special project analyses for the PICs, PMs and others
    • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements, which may include research and reconcilement
    • Communicate and coordinate with local office leadership
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

     

    • 3 or more years of billing and receivables experience in project-based environment
    • Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment and best practices
    • Thorough knowledge of standard contract terms, including hourly, lumps sum, not-to-exceed and the application of such throughout the billing process
    • Solid knowledge of modern accounting theory, principles and practices; knowledge of financial record keeping and reporting preferred
    • Extensive experience using Deltek or similar project accounting platform
    • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in MS Office
    • Ability to work well with others under tight deadline
    • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion with competing and changing priorities
    • Strong service orientation to internal and external customers
    • Strong work ethic and desire to achieve individual and team goals
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Self-motivated with strong communication skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Effective change management and problem-solving ability, including analysis, recommendations and high degree of flexibility and a high tolerance for change
    • Available to travel on a limited basis, when required
    • Available to work overtime hours as workload requires

    Work Environment

    Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

    Physical Demands

    This position requires sufficient physical ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform work in an office setting; which includes, extensive employee contact, frequent interruptions, the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist, to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight, to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard, to verbally communicate to exchange information, to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, to verbally communicate to exchange information with or without accommodation, to see in the normal visual range with or without correction, and can hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

     

    Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

     

    Qualified applicants must apply at http://www.ls3p.com/joinus/.

     

    LS3P recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We are committed to equal opportunity and believe that inclusivity benefits us all. We actively seek and consider all qualified employment applications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. 

     

    Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage. LS3P is an Equal Opportunity Employer, an e-Verify Employer and committed to Affirmative Action.

     

    LS3P encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

     

    Location : Location

    US-NC-Charlotte

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