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Duquesne Light Company Project Accountant in United States

TEN is an independent energy services company that provides energy projects to government, K12, higher education, healthcare, and large commercial customers. We help our clients make their buildings more efficient, make their cities smarter, and make their operations more resilient.

TEN brings the latest technology, new engineering ideas, and creative solutions to deliver projects quickly and efficiently.

Part of the Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc. (DLH) family of companies, TEN has the capacity to deliver, finance, and guarantee all levels of projects and technology applications.

Reporting to The Efficiency Network’s (TEN) Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Project Accountant will be fully responsible for the project billings and receivables process, including preparing and processing customer billings and accurately applying cash receipts in the Company’s accounting system. This position will work closely with the Construction team to determine the correct amounts to be billed each month. Additionally, the Project Accountant will assist in the coordination of various duties within the month-end close and financial reporting process. This position requires an individual who is highly organized with a demonstrated attention to detail and possesses knowledge of computerized systems used in financial and/or accounting applications. A bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, or equivalent field, and 1-2 years work experience in industry or public accounting is required.

Responsibilities

PROJECT BILLING AND RECEIVABLES

  • Collect all information needed to prepare final invoice package containing time and material (T&M) or % complete invoices for all billable projects, obtain approval from the CFO, and send all billings to customers

  • Billings to customers on AIA documents; work with Project Managers in determining the correct amounts to be billed

  • Enter billings into the Billings module of the accounting system (Sage 300)

  • Create and process intercompany invoices

  • Apply cash receipts to customer billings

  • Update the Schedule of Work-in-Progress (WIP) for progress billings

  • Manage all unbilled issues to optimize the billing possibilities for each billing period

  • Assess and pursue opportunities to increase the efficiency in the project billing process, communicate observations to the CFO

JOB COSTING

  • Monitor cost variance, cost standards for internal and external costs, and performing month-end closing procedures

  • Make project-related entries, properly sub-coded, into the company’s accounting software system

  • Maintain the project accounting system for all projects, with all the appropriate documentation in accordance with the company’s standard accounting procedures

  • Assist and identify the closeout of Project Commitments.

  • Assist in closing and documenting projects in accounting software system

  • Generate weekly and monthly Job Costs reports for all project managers and their respective jobs

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

  • Assist with month-end close process, including preparing journal entries, analyzing and resolving discrepancies, reconciling cash and other balance sheet accounts, reconciling subledger balances, and resolving intercompany discrepancies

  • Generate monthly financial reports in Sage 300

  • Prepare and post monthly recurring entries, including but not limited to, over/under billings, prepaid expenses, fixed assets and depreciation, intercompany, and payroll and incentives

  • Preparation of monthly payroll

  • Assists in preparation of monthly financial statements and supporting schedules

  • Perform ad hoc detailed analysis of accounts, as directed by the Controller and CFO, including investigating and determining reasons for variance vs budget

  • Research and problem solve questions regarding proper accounting treatment of transactions and assist in developing accounting policy and procedures

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Collect information needed to prepare sales and use tax filings, gross receipts tax filings, and CAT tax filings

  • Government surveys and reporting

  • Recommend, record, and implement agreed process improvements to accounting policies and practices

  • Assist with special projects on an as needed basis

Competencies

  • Job Costing experience is preferred

  • Ability to work well with other team members to drive company growth and success

  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Confidence and ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and to set and meet personal goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work with diversified workforce

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Exceptional service orientation

  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

TEN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, citizenship or veteran status.

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