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  • 3.0119.106
  • Temp-To-Hire
  • College Degree
  • 3+ Yrs
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • $25.00-$28.00 hr.

Need experienced Project Accountant to join thriving team at general engineering, civil contracting firm. Role involves billing, payables, collections, & subcontractor relations. Duties include: Overseeing & managing accounting for projects from start to finish; Processing accounts receivable billing; Submitting completed pay applications & releases as required by customer; Acting as liaison between Project Manager & customer to assist in communications & agreements regarding invoice approval; Sending out weekly reporting (AR report, expected income, collections); Conducting Caltrans ICAS EWB Verification to monitor documents, payment status, bill status, rejections, & approvals; Auditing jobs prior to closeout for unbilled extra work, unbilled quantities, over/under quantities within bid item budgets, unbilled back charges, & various items of discrepancy; Preparing & assisting with project & accounting audits; Making accounts receivable collections calls; Tracking & entering back charges, withholds, & stop notices for contracts & subcontracts; Managing subcontract payables (schedule of values, approvals, invoice entry, & document control); Monitoring subcontractors’ required documents (i.e. insurance certificates, monthly releases, union compliance letters, etc.); Sending out preliminary notices, resolving lien problems, & managing vendors. Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or related field & min. 3 yrs exp. in accounts receivable position (preferably in high-volume construction accounts receivable department), or equivalent combination of education & exp.; Exp. with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), & Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Intermediate to advanced computer literacy including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, data entry, & 10-Key; Ability to work well with others under deadline situations & respond to changes in priorities; Good written & verbal communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities, & see projects through to completion; Able to employ problem-solving skills & critical thinking analysis; Possess strong customer service orientation. Knowledge of Viewpoint Vista or other accounting platforms is an extra plus. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Starting pay rate ultimately depends on experience. Full-time, Temp-to-Hire position with comprehensive benefits package offered upon conversion which includes medical, dental, vision, & life/AD&D/LTD Insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401K retirement savings plan with Safe Harbor contribution, Employee Assistance Program, & more. Wage: $25.00-$28.00 hr. (#3.0119.106 – San Luis Obispo)