Senior Project Accountant

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 March 2020
  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 15 April 2020
  • Current
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Job Description


Independently ensures contractual compliance and budget accuracy by developing/examining and reconciling project financials, expenses, cost-to-complete estimates, and spending costs. Manages prepared invoices/reconciliations and provides internal support with expenses and revenue reporting.


  • Project accounting administration, including contract review for project set-up and invoicing, analysis and review of Estimates to Complete and reconciliation of project financial data for contractual compliance and against unbilled balances
  • Prepare timely and accurate project invoices; follow up on overdue AR balances
  • Prepare indirect rate variance invoices in accordance with Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
  • Assist in contract closeouts
  • Review expense claims for accuracy and compliance with contractual, US Government, foreign governments and other pertinent regulations
  • Review and approve expenditures (vendor invoices/field office submissions)
  • Assist Project Managers with financial planning and reviews, including updating budgets, compiling cost-to-complete estimates, performing revenue variance analysis, monitoring financial risks at the project level, and estimating quarterly spending costs for client accruals
  • Train new Project Managers and Chief of Parties on client billing, and internal financial reporting
  • Provide financial updates and financial advice to project teams during weekly meetings
  • Assist with expatriate allowance calculations
  • Perform audit support for internal and external clients
  • Assist internal clients with Oracle timekeeping and expense inquiries; audit expense reports
  • Monitor unbillable costs, change orders and adjust the Revenue and Costs Budgets accordingly
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

  • 3 years of relevant work experience in Government project accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required or equivalent job experience including an understanding of and experience with indirect rate cost structures
  • Intermediate or Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Ability to work with complex data and assess, interpret, and apply government and commercial contract terms, requirements, and specifications
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Knowledge of GAAP is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks
  • Familiarity with internal controls and internal audits

About the Organization

Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees— 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech, is a leading provider of energy services working worldwide for development agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations. We provide technical solutions for the world's most complex energy challenges including energy policy and regulatory advisory services, utility reform, financial advisory services, clean energy deployment, and connectivity solutions.

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