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Senior Accountant

Company: Wood Group
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities
Role Overview :
WPI is currently seeking a Senior Accountant reporting to the Manager of Project Accounting. This position will provide technical support to the Director of Finance and Project Accounting Manager and Operations across the company. Position requires an experienced hands-on accountant that is willing to participate in the creation and management of a solid financial foundation for a growing company. This is a remote position, however, will require periodic travel to office located in various WPI locations.

Work Location :
Remote (Eastern time zone preferred), with occasional travel to a Wood office location

Company Overview :
Wood Programs Inc. (WPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wood plc, a multinational, engineering, construction, and project management company. WPI was established to pursue design, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance opportunities with the US Federal government, to include those with classified requirements. Our parent company is focused on several key market areas including the US Federal Government, oil and gas, minerals and metals industries, as well as the clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With a work force of over 60,000 talented professionals in offices in over 60 countries worldwide, Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.

Key Responsibilities :
Overall responsibility for assisting with the implementation of financial policies, processes, and internal control for the Company. These policies and processes will reflect the policies of Wood and this position is responsible for ensuring WPI is compliant with all parent policies/processes as appropriate.

  • Responsible for assisting with the monitoring and improving efficiency of the accounting function, including seeking out more training on and usage of additional modules of the accounting software (BST)
  • Work closely with Director of Finance and Accounting Project Manager to supervise and perform all accounting and financial functions
  • Assist with timeliness and accuracy of the monthly and year end accounting close processes
  • Assist with quality control of system financial reports, create off line ad hoc management reports as required, and provide solid monthly commentary of business results to senior leadership
  • Assist with review of monthly statements and analyze variances to forecasts and budgets and take appropriate action if needed
  • Perform monthly billing process in accordance with contract requirements
  • Preform timely and accurate preparation and review of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for monthly journal entry preparation
  • Responsible for processing vendor payments and expense reports reimbursement
  • Assist with local business tax reporting and preparation of quarterly tax allocation packages and annual tax package preparation under the direction of the North American Tax Group
  • Assist with the training of staff on the project accounting system; this includes development of company specific training documentations, presentations, and conducting training for new and continuing staff on timesheets, expense reports, project set ups and reports. Also responsible for training project managers on project set up procedures, purchase requisitions, and reporting on the system
  • Maintain routine communication with project managers and Org Managers regarding project accounting function, including monthly and annual accounting schedules and deadlines
  • Actively liaise with the parent company Accounting, Finance, and Contracts department
  • Provide strong assistance during inquiries and audits involving contract close-outs, DCAA/DCMA inquiries, internal audits, etc.
  • Respond to financial and general task order inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing and interpreting data
  • Conduct activities for Company purchase order process
  • Interfaces with Parent Company HR person; responsible for supervising new hire on-boarding process

    Skills / Qualifications
    Role Requirements :
    • US citizenship required
    • Strong knowledge in all functional areas of accounting including general ledger, accounts payable, monthly closing of accounting systems, preparation of monthly financials, cost/project accounting, monthly billings and experience in finance, administration and office management
    • Experience with GAAP and IFRS
    • Experience with the BST accounting system or other similar fully integrated project management accounting systems
    • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; Ability to learn other company and/or government software used to manage specific programs
    • BA/BS degree in accounting is required
    • Good written and spoken communication skills
    • Able to obtain and maintain a U.S. government secret security clearance

      Company Overview
      Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

      Diversity Statement
      We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Keywords: Wood Group, Alpharetta , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Alpharetta, Georgia

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