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Project Accountant

Full Time



Position Overview

 Manage government contract projects in Deltek Costpoint.  Be a good teammate.  Prepare invoices, reconcile vendor invoices and workforce hours, prepare reports, maintain compliance, liaise with other departments, participate in internal and government audits, recommend process improvements, prepare forecasts, resolve conflicts, and meet suspenses.


  • Maintain project setup and project closeout to ensure completeness and accuracy of project reporting, including knowledge of charge trees, ceilings, and work force bill rates
  • Apply revenue recognition formulas based on the contract terms
  • Prepares client invoices in accordance with contract terms and reconciles unbilled activity providing reasons as to why items are not billed
  • Reconciles and processes subcontractor invoices for payment monitoring spend against funded
  • Provides month-end reporting on project performance with notifications for funding needed or overspending
  • Subcontractor reconciliations for work force hours worked and billed seeking proper approval
  • Prepares specialized reports and accounting analysis
  • Prepares various journal entries such as revenue adjustments and cost accruals
  • Monitors project balances on Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Unbilled and Unearned items, and actively works to resolve outstanding receivables and payables
  • Effectively communicates with the project teams during the life cycle of the project and provides continuous support
  • Liaises with other departments, clients, and outside vendors to resolve cross-functional matters
  • Ensures that all deadlines are met with the ability to proactively resolve issues related to billing
  • Participates in internal and external audits
  • Submits recommendations for improvements and actively participates in company initiatives in this area such as process, procedures, systems, and controls
  • Forecasting knowledge to monitor spend versus funded
  • Run and monitor 75% spent report and coordinate with Contracts team for notifications
  • Knowledge of various contract types (CPFF, T&M, FFP, CR, etc.)
  • Knowledge of DCAA standards
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Understand allowable versus unallowable expense designations, as well as direct versus indirect cost pools
  • Investigate and resolve billing issues
  • Understand variances between target and actual with the ability to guide PMs in their understanding of G&A and OH costs
  • Other balance sheet account reconciliations as part of month-end close
  • Provides backup support on processing accounts payable invoices, expense reports processing

Special Requirement


  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP system Projects Module


Experience and Education


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, finance, or related discipline with 2-5 years’ experience as a Project Accountant or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive professional accounting experience, preferably in a Federal contractor environment
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP system Projects Module
  • Strong Excel knowledge (formula creation, graphs, dashboards) for data analysis
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Problem-solver with a solution-based attitude
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Experience with Cognos and report writing is preferred
  • Eager to provide input for process and system improvement
  • Proactively report issues, concerns, results, etc. to Controller. 



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