Senior Staff Accountant - Columbia, MD
Who We Are
Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a woman-owned, leading engineering and environmental firm advancing sustainable and resilient communities. With a 25-year history of growth through performance on large, complex, and high-profile projects, we provide solutions to diverse clients in the federal government, local government, transportation, water/wastewater and energy markets. Our mission is advancing sustainable and resilient communities, and we work every day to achieve our mission in surprising ways. Whether our team is managing one of our multi-million dollar environmental compliance programs for Federal agencies like NASA, engineering an ecological restoration project, working on environmental policy and planning, or identifying wetland plants in the field, each member of our team individually and collectively contributes uniquely to advancing sustainable and resilient communities.
Straughan Environmental, Inc. is seeking to add a qualified Senior Staff Accountant to our growing team. An
exceptional candidate will demonstrate familiarity with full-cycle accounting and monthly closing procedures,
preparation of financial statements, A/R & A/P management, preparation of client invoices, payroll functions, and
audit support. The position will play an essential role in supporting the Accounting Manager in preparing financial
reports for management as well as ad-hoc reports as needed. The candidate may be required to work additional
hours as necessary to meet both accounting and regulatory deadlines.
Maintain accounts payable in Bill.com and Unanet
ïƒ˜ Review account coding for accuracy
ïƒ˜ Enter vouchers in Unanet
ïƒ˜ Maintain accurate A/P Aging report
ïƒ˜ Reconciliation of Unanet and Bill.com
ïƒ˜ Adhere to bi-weekly A/P check run schedule
Maintain accounts receivable
ïƒ˜ Maintain accurate A/R Aging report
ïƒ˜ Prepare monthly collections report
ïƒ˜ Review monthly collections statements
ïƒ˜ Maintain collections log
Assist with preparation and issuance of client invoices
ïƒ˜ Assist with timesheet corrections
ïƒ˜ Assist with cost structure corrections
ïƒ˜ Assist with the review of direct and indirect labor
ïƒ˜ Review expense reports for accurate expense type and project codes
ïƒ˜ Issue monthly fixed price report
ïƒ˜ Prepare fixed price invoicing
ïƒ˜ Review billing and revenue post for accuracy and completion
Prepare various month-end project accounting reports
ïƒ˜ Evaluation of project burn-rates
ïƒ˜ Assist with preparation of monthly project management report list
ïƒ˜ Assist with the maintenance of various job status reports
ïƒ˜ Ability to discuss project financials with Project Managers
ïƒ˜ Ability to answer questions and respond to various requests from Project Managers
Assist Accounting Manager with month-end closing procedures
ïƒ˜ Complete account analysis schedules
ïƒ˜ Review & evaluate T/B for accuracy
ïƒ˜ Prepare monthly accrual schedule and J/E
ïƒ˜ Review trend income statement and evaluate for accuracy
ïƒ˜ Perform account reconciliations
ïƒ˜ Review of monthly contract revenue & direct labor multipliers
ïƒ˜ Review overhead billing rate to run rate reconciliation
ïƒ˜ Assist with maintenance of Fidelity payroll system
ïƒ˜ Review hourly rates for accuracy
ïƒ˜ Review pay code summary, OT, and labor variance adjustments
ïƒ˜ Enter PTO accrual adjustments
ïƒ˜ Review EE benefits and deductions for accuracy
ïƒ˜ Prepare payroll J/Es
ïƒ˜ Reconcile payroll accrual and expense accounts and prepare payroll accrual J/E
ïƒ˜ Ensure PTO accrual rates and liability account are accurate
Assist with external audits as needed
ïƒ˜ Annual financial and MDOT/FAR overhead rate audits
ïƒ˜ Annual state overhead rate submission and related audits
ïƒ˜ Annual ICS report preparation
ïƒ˜ Prepare additional financial reports as requested by management
ïƒ˜ Prepare reports for external agencies as requested
ïƒ˜ Complete additional projects as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
ïƒ˜ Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
ïƒ˜ Minimum 5-8 years of relevant professional accounting experience
ïƒ˜ Strong understanding of GAAP and FAR
ïƒ˜ Familiarity with State/Federal contracting
ïƒ˜ Experience with project-based accounting
ïƒ˜ Familiarity with cost-plus, time and materials, and fixed-price contracts
ïƒ˜ Attention to detail and accuracy is essential to this role
ïƒ˜ Advanced Excel skills
ïƒ˜ Able to handle confidential material
ïƒ˜ Ability to prioritize and organize efficiently
ïƒ˜ Ability to meet deadlines
ïƒ˜ High-level analytical ability
ïƒ˜ Self-starter with ability to work independently
ïƒ˜ Effective written and verbal communication
ïƒ˜ Ability to communicate across various functional levels of the organization
ïƒ˜ CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred
ïƒ˜ MBA or MBA candidate a plus
ïƒ˜ Experience with Unanet ERP
ïƒ˜ Experience with Bill.com
ïƒ˜ Experience with MS 365 including Teams and SharePoint
Due to the nature of this position, all candidates must agree to a comprehensive background check.
Candidates may be required to complete an assessment of various accounting and Excel skills.
Our Culture | Our People
Straughan has been selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for the past four consecutive years, and we are committed to providing an engaging workplace where employees are supported in their career goals and professional development, we provide educational assistance, professional development and support in professional credentials. At Straughan, we understand the needs of our workforce. We are committed to continuously evolving and creating practices and policies that meaningfully address the needs and desires of our team. We invest fully in you as a whole person. Here are some of the ways we strive to support all of our team:
- We care about your overall well-being and health— Straughan offers group benefits to include medical, dental and vision coverage.
- We invest in your continuous learning and development and understand that this is a cornerstone to our success.
- We understand the importance of recharging and replenishing yourself, so we provide new employees with 15 days of Paid Time Off.
- We care about your financial future and will provide up to three percent at 100% employer contribution and an additional 50% for another 2% of your match salary to our retirement plan.
- Lastly, we want to protect you and your future, we provide at no cost to you, short-term and long-term disability along with life insurance.
We also know that our world is changing and the way we work has too– we continue to strive to provide flexibility and work/life integration options that support you and those you care about.
EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled – We are an equal opportunity employer –but we are more than that – We are open-minded, and care only about your capability, your drive, and your desire and determination to contribute your gifts and talents fully.
This is a full time position