6 days old

Senior Project Accountant

Washington, DC 20004
Be involved in projects with our Project Accounting Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a  Senior Project Accountant for our Washington, DC office.

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience in related field) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.  Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong understanding of accounting and contracting principles, ability to work and/or lead all levels of teams, and strong attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software.  Familiarity with Oracle is preferred.  Experience with an engineering, construction or consulting firm is a plus.

Works independently under minimal supervision.  Provides non-technical support to one or more Project Managers and/or Project Teams.  Serves as an internal expert for other Project Accountants, mentoring and training staff on Project Accountant responsibilities. May direct or supervise other Project Accountants. Ensures contract, BMS and quality procedures of the particular operating company are met. And that all data in PBIS is up to date on assigned projects, including funding, budgets and project maintenance. 

  • Read and understand contracts, especially with regard to method of compensation and sub-consultant terms.
  • Completes project set ups and modifications in Oracle.
  • Conducts reviews and approves project set ups and modifications drafted  by other Project Accountants
  • Completes complex project close-outs in PBIS
  • Reviews and processes sub-consultant invoices
  • Establishes and maintains sub-consultant purchase orders
  • Directs billers on invoice requirements, including preparation, format and distribution, reviews draft submittals, and follows up on any delinquent accounts receivables and/or unbilled costs through resolution
  • Participates in project meetings
  • Develops analyses on labor breakage, cost trending, or other various project related financial reports on a regular and/or ad hoc basis and provides recommendations and actions contributing to the project management strategy
  • Reviews project financial performance
  • Manages audit responses for Project Manager, meeting with auditors and satisfying auditor requests
  • Other duties as assigned
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience in related field)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of accounting and contracting principles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software - Specifically Microsoft Excel.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Oracle is preferred
  • Experience with an engineering or construction firm is a plus.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer  - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Posted: 2020-09-15 Expires: 2020-10-16

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