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Project Accountant 1
Req ID 9406
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Project Accountant 1

 

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Project Accountant 1 for our San Diego office. Be involved in projects with our Enviroment & Infrastructure Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

This Opportunity

WSP USA has a career opportunity for a Project Accountant to join our team. The ideal candidate will perform a financial function including interacting with Project Managers to ensure accurate and timely billing and revenue recognition. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We would love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated, and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate has 0-1 years of related work experience and has great communication and attention to detail skills. If you are seeking challenging work and are committed to quality, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity. Experience working with an Engineering/Consulting firm is preferred but not required.

Reporting to our San Diego, CA office. This individual has the option to work remotely from any US location.

Your Impact

  • Process billing of Time and Materials, Firm Fixed Price and Cost-plus Fixed fee projects in accordance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Ability to read and interpret billing terms and conditions in contracts to set up new projects accurately.
  • Maintain project budgets and fees, updating per contract Modifications received.
  • Recognize Revenue by completing any budget changes and variance adjustments as needed.
  • Review WIP and A/R bi-weekly for accuracy issues and WIP for aging issues for organizations you are responsible to bill.
  • Seek assistance from Unit & Project Managers where necessary, and immediately report to direct Supervisor any problem projects or issues.
  • Ensure all data entry documents received are verified and entered in the accounting system weekly based on current data entry procedures and timelines.
  • Providing information and assistance in the preparation of month end financial analysis and comments.
  • Process Reinstatements, revised invoices, retention invoices.
  • Notify Project Accounting Supervisor of any issues that cannot be performed within the Service Level Agreement schedule.
  • Actively participate as member of West US Project Accounting Team.

Who You Are

  • 0-1 years related work experience
  • Experience working with an Engineering / Consulting firm preferred
  • Accounting certificate / diploma an asset
  • Self-starter with friendly customer service skills

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Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: SAN DIEGO - SKY PARK CT
  • All locations: US-CA-San Diego, US-Remote

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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