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Project Accountant

Company: Dynamic Workforce Solutions
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

Project Accountant________________________________________________________________Salary Range$60,000 annuallyExemptLocation:Bryan,Texas or Waukesha, WIMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with five to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to leadership teams and external stakeholders. Specific requirements include:Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach individual and organizational goals.Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility for finance.Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, economics, or public administration. CPA and/or MBA preferred.Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll. A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, state and federal grants is essential.Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners.Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:Minimum of two (2) years management or supervisory experience along with experience in budget preparation and analysis, in financial management, in fiscal policymaking, and in performance measurement reporting work. Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment with the ability to accept changing priorities, while remaining focused and producing quality output.Job DescriptionJob Title: Project Accountant Reports to: Project Accountant SupervisorPosition Classification: Exempt Job Location: TBDPrimary Objectives of Position: Works with project leadership to direct and coordinate the internal and external financial systems. Responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities for the project. The Project Accountant will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of Accounting Specialists with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Project Accountant will ensure that the project has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Project Accountant will work closely with the project team, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.Coordinate all audit activity.Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of project's financial status.Assist DWFS leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.Manage organizational cash flow forecasting; continuously collaborate to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Direct, control, and supervise the work activity of the Accounting Specialists, identify and fill open positions in a timely manner, hire and promote employees based on sound decision making ability, evaluate and recommend personnel actions fairly and quickly, deliver timely coaching and conduct employee evaluations when scheduledProvide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment. Develops and maintains good working relationships with vendors, monitors, and Board staff.
  • Utilize Extreme Customer Service behaviors in all interactions with internal and external customersOther Job Duties: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management to meet overall company objectives. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, and that this position may require more than 40 hours per week.Required Competencies: Customer/client focus, communication proficiency, presentation skills, teamwork orientation, planning/organizational skills, technical capacityQualificationsEducation: Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field or equivalent experience.Experience: Minimum of 5 years of accounting and finance experience with at least 2 years of management or supervisory experience, including experience in budget preparation and analysis, in financial management and in performance measurement reporting work. Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment with the ability to accept changing priorities while remaining focused and producing quality output.Knowledge: Must possess knowledge of financial administration systems, budget control, fiscal accounting, policies, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations and funding. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.Skills/Abilities: Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships; must be organized, flexible and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; must demonstrate to ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner; ability to analyze problems, factors, elements and identify causative factors in management budget problems; must possess appropriate levels of proficiency with utilized software and systems and be able to learn new software/systems. Bilingual candidates preferred.Additional Requirements: Must have valid driver's license and adequate vehicle insurance coverage.

Keywords: Dynamic Workforce Solutions, Waukesha , Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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