Project Accounts Officer at Michael Stevens Consulting-jobsfornaija
Project Accounts Officer at Michael Stevens Consulting-jobsfornaija

Project Accounts Officer at Michael Stevens Consulting

Michael Stevens Consulting – Our client, a leading EPC concern requires for immediate employment a qualified candidate for the position of:

Project Accounts Officer at Michael Stevens Consulting-jobsfornaija

Job Title: Project Accounts Officer

Location: Rivers

Primary Functions

  • This position is fully responsible for the project billing process, including responding to client inquiries, verifying employee’s chargeable time; in accordance with the established accounting standards and billing policy.

Typical Duties

  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM) and Principals-in-Charge (PIC), regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing.
  • Prepare final invoice package containing draft and final invoices for all billable projects, including all applicable backup for approval by the Accounting Supervisor.
  • Mail final invoices file consultant and client invoice copies in the billing folder.
  • Assess and pursue opportunities for maximization of client billing; communicate with the Accounting Supervisor, as to your observations and actions taken.
  • Research any unbilled issues to optimize the billing possibilities for the billing period.
  • Maintain the billing folders for all projects, with all the appropriate documents, including expenses, consultant invoices, and monthly invoices, in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Provide the accounts payables team member with advice on client billing, relative to consultant invoicing and reimbursable expenses. It is expected that the Biller maintain a continuous line of communication to clear any open issues.
  • Work with the cash receipts team member to reconcile variances that occur in the application of cash.
  • Generate and distribute bi-monthly receivables reports and monthly profitability reports.
  • Set up new projects, make transfers of employee billable hours and/or expenses, and open and close time classes in company system.
  • Write off any uncollectible receivables, labor or expenses, as directed by the PIC.
  • Review weekly time sheets, along with the accounting group.
  • Monthly analyze the P & L accounts monthly, as assigned by the Accounting Supervisor.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconcilements, as directed by the Accounting Supervisor.
  • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements to the billing cycle.
  • Prepare local property and business tax returns.
  • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements, which may include research and reconcilement.
  • Perform additional assignments, as directed by the Accounting Supervisor.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the local offices.

Requirements

  • OND Accounting.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • At least 5 years of billing and receivables in an EPC environment
  • Knowledge of Vision 5.1 Software or other accounting platform, a plus.
  • A thorough knowledge of standard contract terms, including hourly, lumps sum, not-to-exceed and how they are applied in the billing process.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Employ problem-solving skills and analysis, and report problems to the Accounting Services Manager, as necessary.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment.ph@michaelstevens-consulting.com with Job Title as the subject of the email.