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Junior Project Accountant

Department: Accounting
Location: Washington, DC

We are seeking an entry-level Junior Project Accountant to support our teamís financial leadership. This role will report directly to, and work closely with, the Project Accounting Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain hands-on financial experience in a large, diverse industry.

The Junior Project Accountant is responsible for providing the Project Accounting team with quality financial support. The successful candidate will want to gain financial experience in a fast-paced business environment. They are expected to develop a strong relationship with other Accounting team members. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, capable of learning both our software system and processes & procedures with minimal supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set up projects in Deltek Vision in a timely, accurate manner
  • Understand our planning system, and assist in maintaining Vision staffing plans
  • Revise project information, billing and planning as needed based on contract revisions
  • Assist in preparing required billing documentation
  • Maintain proper document controls, fee tracking and pay requisitions for the projects (e.g. Master spreadsheet for large international project)
  • Learn how to pull reports; assist with reporting & analysis as needed
  • Perform contract, consultant and expense reconciliations
  • Support the accounting leadership by reviewing and tracking records, contract documents and files for projects
  • Ad-hoc tasks as needed for Project Accounting Team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís Degree in Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Business or related field
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years experience in an accounting or finance department or applicable internships
  • Industry experience within Architecture, Engineering & Construction a plus
  • Good listening skills and a desire to learn
  • Work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion
  • Excellent communication and research skills
  • Advanced Excel skills and functionality (v-lookups, pivot tables)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under deadline
  • Deltek Vision experience




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