We are currently seeking a Project Accountant to work at our headquarters in Temecula. This position requires a willingness and ease to flex and adjust to changing tasks, last minute requirements and the unexpected and the unplanned.  

Position Summary 

This role is responsible for setting up and monitoring the progress of projects, investigating and understanding variances between actuals and budgets, properly recognizing revenue in accordance to GAAP, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected in a timely manner. Project Accountant will consistently demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, dependability, accuracy, professionalism and excellent customer service relations with both internal and external clients. This role is responsible for all aspects of the job costing process.

Essential Functions Statement:

  • Participate in support of proposal development/pricing and/or departmental project forecasting
  • Responsible for new project setup and ongoing project maintenance by entering original budgets, budget revisions, subcontracts, change orders, new customer setup, and other job cost adjustments ensuring the project is compliant with award/contract terms, internal policies and procedures.
  • Assist with month-end close to ensure all revenue is recognized properly in accordance to GAAP and all job cost expenses entered and coded appropriately.
  • Responsible for revenue recognition and costing are properly journalized in the general ledger in a timely manner.
  • Develop and prepare project cost variance reports that analyze revenue, expenses and other program costs against monthly budget, profitability, and risks. 
  • Responsible for ensuring financial integrity of projects Distribute monthly project cost analytics reports to Finance, Operations, Program Managers, and other Senior Management.
  • Accountable for all billing functions of project invoicing.  Ensure all invoicing is accurate, compliant with contract terms and conforming to government accounting policies (FAR and DFAS) and procedures.
  • Resolve complex invoicing issues that arise due to unique billing requirements, project adjustments, or system issues.
  • Review accounts receivable and WIP to determine billing status, pursue collection according to policies and procedures, and recommend adjustments as needed, with a goal of timely invoicing and collection.
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests.
  • Responsible for timely reconciliations if assigned GL accounts.
  • Responsible for assisting with the preparation of annual incurred cost submission as it pertains to revenue and costs by contract type.
  • Responsible for all financial contract close-out of projects.
  • Prepare other various ad hoc reports and analytics of various operational costs and procedures.
  • Must be able to work with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and external impact on the organization.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:  Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Accounting and/or relevant work experience.

Experience: Three to five (3-5) years of general accounting through reporting including the application of general accounting theory. Three (3) years of experience in job cost accounting and invoice.  Three (3) years of progressive experience with a major company or division of a corporation.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products (specifically Word and Excel), experience with various accounting/ERP systems preference with Microsoft D365 experience.
 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Strong general ledger, project job cost accounting, sales/use tax and business management, CPA candidate.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

Must have and maintain a current state driver’s license.

Must have and maintain a current U.S. passport.

Preferred Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE

Employee must be a US citizen and not hold dual citizenship with another country.

Employee must be able to hold and maintain a Secret (or higher) Clearance Level.

This is a full time position

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