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Project Accountant (Associate Level)

Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc.
Houston, TX 77002
  • Job Code
    R00015635
  • Jobs Rated
    47th

ERM is seeking an experienced, hands-on Project Accountant to provide high-quality project account management working remotely anywhere in the U.S. We are seeking an organized professional to add value to our Finance Team with a proven track record in successful account management.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors in Accounting from an accredited university preferred or 8+ years equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years of project accounting experience; professional services experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills that enable complex problems and solutions to be effectively articulated to all levels of the organization.
  • Familiar with multiple reporting tools including Excel, ERP reports, Data Warehouse reporting and experience using mid- to high-level accounting software packages (such as BST, Deltek, Oracle).
  • Ability to work with minimal direction in a highly collaborative manner to meet required deadlines and perform all necessary tasks.
  • Hands-on professional with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

  • Be the day-to-day financial operational owner to assigned key clients, office, Project Manager accounts.
  • Maintain relationship with Partners and Project Manager. Act as the single point of contact for their financial needs as well as assist in their success through financial support.
  • Be proficient with the standard ERM Finance / Project Management systems / tools and share knowledge with other Client Financial Analysts as appropriate.
  • Escalate finance issues as appropriate, and work with affected parties to identify, troubleshoot, and implement steps to improve processes and / or prevent issues from occurring in the future.
  • Other relevant tasks are assigned by Client Financial Analyst Lead.

Project Reporting and Reconciliation:

  • Ensure all new project setups are accurate and properly calculated.
  • Review Value Pricing Tool and project work breakdown structure (WBS) for reasonableness.
  • Ensures all new projects are opened in GMS (ERMs ERP system) in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures that current approved project contracts are accurately reflected in GMS.
  • Reconciles fees and costs in GMS
  • Prepares final reconciliation and closures in GMS of completed projects in a timely fashion.
  • Be the liaison for the Partners and Project Managers to create and maintain informative and correct financial reports necessary to manage the project / client finances.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers to resolve any client financial issues; field and respond to questions and issues related to the project / client financials.
  • Timely and accurate client project reporting and reconciliation.
  • Be the liaison for clients to create and maintain contracts, MSAs and or change orders for services.

Project Maintenance:

  • Preforms a weekly review of project time and costs posted to GMS with Project Manager to ensure accurate reporting of project activity. Follow-up and take the appropriate steps to correct invalid charges.
  • Manage the transfer of incorrectly coded expenses and labor to the correct project.
  • Partner with Accounts Payable to ensure the accurate coding of expenses.

Revenue Recognition:

  • Ensures that persuasive written evidence of client agreement exists prior to recognizing any revenue.
  • Timely and accurate revenue recognition.
  • Work with Project Manager to fix negative variances weekly; increase budget via change order; reallocate budget from revenue types (labor, sub, expense), transfer charges to correct project, write-off charges).
  • Ensuring Time and Costs are Collectible:
  • Performs a monthly review of all open projects and investigates and resolves unusual items.
  • Monitors status of open subcontract and expense costs to ensure that all vendor / employee expense obligations are recorded in a timely and accurate fashion.

Client Invoicing:

  • Monitors status of client Purchase Orders / Contract (where applicable) on an ongoing basis.
  • Review project related financial reports to ensure accurate and timely invoicing to clients.
  • Generates accurate and timely client invoicing in GMS for all billable charges in accordance with established billing calendars or contracts.
  • ERM is seeking an experienced, hands-on Project Accountant to provide high-quality project account management working remotely anywhere in the U.S. We are seeking an organized professional to add value to our Finance Team with a proven track record in successful account management.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the worlds leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our boots to boardroom approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!







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