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Project Accountant Assistant

Griffith Company

Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 115+ year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.


  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

    At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 120 year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.POSITION PURPOSEThe Project Accountant Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the Project Accountants and Lead Project Accountant in monitoring job profitability for their respective Region and will also be responsible for the daily processing of invoices.Essential Functions

    • Work with subcontractors to facilitate compliance and process subcontractor payments.
    • Gather supporting documents for completing Time and Materials billing.
    • Issuance and tracking of subcontractor change orders
    • Provide liaison support between subcontractors, project accountants, and project managers/project engineers.
    • Post daily cost accruals.
    • Assist project managers with the processing of contract billings.
    • Assist with administrative support, various projects, backup reception support etc.
    • Accounts payable processing including: obtaining approvals for payment, matching invoices to purchase orders, preparation and coding of invoices, entry of invoices into the accounting system, vendor correspondence and reconciliations, and discount management.
    • Assist with collection efforts to minimize past due AR balances.
  • POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Knowledge, Skills & ExperienceThe individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job.

    • Minimum of 1 year experience in accounting.
    • Minimum one year of high volume accounts payable experience required (1500-2000 invoices/month)
    • Experience with processing subcontractor payments is preferred.
    • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines.
    • Must have excellent organizational skills.
    • Must have excellent communication and written skills.
    • Must be detail-oriented.
    • Must be proficient with Excel, Word and Outlook applications.
    • Ability to analyze data.
    • Must be a team player.
    • Ability to perform analysis of spreadsheets relating to accounts payable entry and general accounting, calculate figures and amounts including unit of measure issues, discounts and tax.

    COMPETENCIES

    • Effective communication
    • Critical thinking
    • Team player
    • Time management/multitasking
    • Detail oriented
    • Service oriented
    • Analytical thinking
    • Punctual

    Physical Requirements

    • Most time spent in an indoor office environment
    • Sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time
    • Occasional lifting of files and boxes up to 20 lbs
    • Pushing/pulling of file cabinets
    • Extended visual use of a computer screen
    • Frequent typing

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