Project Accountant III
Austin, TX 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Title: Project Accountant III

Reports to: Project Accounting Manager

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Experience Level: Senior

Required Education: BA/BS Accounting


This position may be located in: Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Asheville, NC; Daphne, AL; Birmingham, AL.

Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients' first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees' first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company-in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set.

What's the Opportunity?

The Project accountant's primary responsibilities include coordinating with project managers and clients on invoicing, and maintaining projects, contracts and sub-contracts in our project management/accounting systems. Additionally, this position involves strong collaboration with the accounts receivables team, maintaining project budgets, assisting in project forecasting, expense reports, project setup, and client and sub-consultant contracts.


To include, but not be restricted to, the following:

  • Generates client invoices for assigned projects for multiple project managers across the country, with exposure to a variety of clients and types of services.
  • Prepares project financial reports, budget tracking, variance analyses, and backlog forecasts as needed by clients or management to aid in the understanding of project status.
  • Interacts with sub-consultants; reviews and processes their invoices for payment.
  • Analyses contracts for the project set up and billing terms to provide needed tracking in the project accounting system.
  • Communicates and coordinates with principals, project managers, clients, sub-consultants, and other accounting staff concerning billing and project accounting matters, with an emphasis on highlighting and resolving issues.
  • Works closely with project managers and clients to facilitate and improve accounts receivable collections.
  • Works collaboratively with both project managers and accounting team management to prepare a variety of other financial analyses and reporting. Provide administrative support, such as file management, copying, scanning, and uploading sensitive correspondence, and meeting facilitation

What Are We Looking For?

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • A desire to learn about environmental science and the engineering industry as well as to develop your project accounting skills to have a positive impact on client satisfaction and the success of the work we perform.
  • Substantial billing/project accounting experience with a professional service firm, contractor, or other service-based organizations.
  • Experience billing local government contracts, time and materials, cost reimbursable and fixed fee projects in the architecture, engineering, or construction industry is a plus.
  • 5-8 years of related experience.
  • Detailed-oriented with excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word and excel.
  • Experience with BST Global ERP or similar cost accounting systems is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and management skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and learns quickly.
  • Works well in a team and individually. Bachelor's Degree desired

What Can You Expect?

A collegial and flexible work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave.

How Do I Apply?

Apply online through Anchor QEA's Open Positions page at Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment based on age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 8 years
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