Senior Project Accountant

Senior Project Accountant

Berkeley or Davis, CA

Stillwater Sciences, an environmental consulting company with approximately 70 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees throughout the Western US in seven offices, is seeking a mid- to senior-level Project Accountant based in either Berkeley or Davis, CA. This position requires a highly-motivated, take-charge individual that will be responsible for assisting and training two project billers while overseeing project billing and assisting project managers with project set-ups, change orders and close-outs. This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a quick learner and good problem solver
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment managing job duties and deadlines within a loose hierarchy
  • Be a jack-of-all-trades where no job is too big or too small

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • A can-do, service-oriented attitude
  • Confidence and initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and a Team Player
  • Excellent organizational skills

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Setting up new projects in Deltek’s Vision software, including task codes, budgets and detailed billing terms per contract requirements
  • Supporting by updating projects with new dates, budgets and/or tasks per contract amendments and modifications. Complete project modifications per contract and/or Project Managers request
  • Project Billing that includes working with two project billers with monthly T&M, Fixed Priced, Lump Sum, Daily Rates or other various types of project invoicing
  • Assisting Project Managers with monthly project reporting and provide set-up training to Project Managers as needed
  • Maintaining well-organized and complete project files
  • Closing out completed projects and archiving the project folders and files
  • Completing monthly accounts receivables collection efforts
  • Supporting billers and/or accounts payable with AP processing as needed
  • Ad hoc tasks to support accounting team

Required qualifications include:

  • Minimum 4–5 years of work experience performing project billing and set-up
  • Experience with project or job cost accounting using ERP financial software system such as Deltek’s Vision (preferred) or Microsoft’s Dynamics SL or Dynamics GP, or other similar software
  • Experience working in an environmental or professional services organization
  • Experience in taking a lead role with helping and/or directing others with project accounting
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Confidence to interact with all levels of staff, agency representatives, and clients in a professional and courteous manner
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat skills.
  • Ability and motivation to use creativity and logic in dealing with a broad range of business situations
  • Versatility to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week, with flexibility when/if needed
  • Personal integrity and sound judgment in working with confidential information
How to apply

Compensation and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with benefit package including Paid Time Off, a 401(k) plan, and full health and dental care.
  • $3,000 signing bonus after successfully completing a 3-month introductory period.
  • Salary commensurate with experience and market salary rates ($75,000–$84,000 annually).
  • Please send a cover letter describing experience (including your requested salary range), with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to:
  • Include “Senior Project Accountant” in the subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.
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