Staff Accountant

Project Management Advisors in Berwyn, IL

  • Industry: Accounting - Corporate Accounting - Entry Level
  • Type: Full Time
PMA is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Staff Accountant with 1 - 4 years of experience. This position supports the business in the delivery of accurate, consistent and timely financial statements and analytical reports. This position, supporting the finance team, requires some supervision with the ability to work independently, proactively improving the finance capabilities of the organization.

Experience and Education:

Required:
Bachelor s Degree with major in Accounting or Finance
1 to 4 years of experience in an Accounting or Finance role
Experience working in MS Excel, specifically VLookup, SUMIF and Pivot Tables
Preferred:
Advanced skill level in MS Excel
Aptitude for working with and/or administering financial systems
Essential Functions:
Directly support the month-end close process through the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and supporting schedules
Support billing and contract management activities through oversight activities, review of client contracts and the systematic setup of billing terms
Perform Accounts Payable functions including but not limited to vouchering of invoices, overseeing invoice workflow approvals, maintaining vendor coding matrix, and vendor setup requests
Perform cash application of electronic and lockbox payments as well as preparing bank reconciliations
Preparation of monthly reports for Board of Directors and Office GMs
Assist with special projects, including ERP implementation, as assigned
Fulfill ad-hoc reporting requests from individuals at various levels within the organization
Actively participate in department work planning and goal setting
Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and familiarity with US GAAP
Proven team contributor with the motivation and desire to take on new challenges
Excels in planning, organizing and prioritizing workload to meet deadlines
Wears multiple hats and thrives in a fast-paced, growing environment
Demonstrated ability in delivering process improvements within the Finance function
Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, maintaining a high level of accountability, ingenuity and initiative
Independent contributor with a strong sense of ownership who enjoys building processes from the ground up
About Project Management Advisors, Inc.:

PMA operates from offices in Chicago (corporate), Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Orlando and Austin and has managed more than $5 billion in project value for a diverse range client and of projects, among them commercial, residential, institutional, life sciences, municipal, not-for-profit and educational assignments.

PMA recruits the best talent in the industry, but project management experience alone is not enough. We seek candidates who fit with our values, operating style and accountability commitment to our clients. In exchange, we provide staff with opportunities for professional growth and development with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. When it comes to the best in project management talent, we re proud to say, we get it .

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