Project Accountant 1

| St Charles, MO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 25-38 Annually
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Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

Who We Are Looking For:

A Project Accountant 1 who will be responsible to set up and billing projects for a segment of the Operations & Management (O&M) business at Woodard & Curran (W&C). Success in this position requires strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work in effectively in a team setting with a diverse group of people. This position will be based out of our St. Charles, MO office.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Work with Project Managers (PM’s) on the project initiation, change order, and close-out processes.
  • Actively participate in procurement process.
  • Issue draft invoices and billing reports for projects, work with Project Managers (PM’s) to edit draft invoices as needed and produce final invoice packages for clients including any required supporting documentation.
  • Conduct billing moves and understand how they affect Payroll, AP, and Billing.
  • Void and reissue invoices when necessary, including posting to the correct accounting period.
  • Interpret client contracts in order to ensure proper project setup including correct compensation, cost budgets, and billing terms.
  • Assist PM’s in developing and or communicating the budgeted allowance for staff types and personnel on projects.
  • Attend regular project meetings with PM and AM and execute on action items as discussed.
  • Can provide financial support or review on proposals.
  • Process project closeouts, including WIP and AR write offs.
  • Research and resolve questions and/or issues concerning project accounting and provide analysis and backup for Projects/Contracts when requested.
  • Produce ad hoc reports for Project Managers including financial reporting.
  • Assist with the annual audit.
  • Minimal travel may be required.

  • The list of duties is not intended to be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned as needed.

What You Will Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 1-2 years of relevant experience; or 3-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Understand project revenue, profitability and its impacts on project performance and be able to discuss the process with PMs.
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in Deltek Vision, EleVia or similar project accounting software preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of project accounting concepts and practices preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and meet required deadlines.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.

  • *We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this job opening.

Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:

• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:

• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

More Information on Woodard & Curran
Woodard & Curran operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Portland, Maine . Woodard & Curran was founded in 1979. It has 1041 total employees. To see all 37 open jobs at Woodard & Curran, click here.
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