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Client Finance Team Accountant - North America - Washington, DC
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work in our Washington, DC office as part of the Mid-Atlantic Office Accounting Department.  

What you’ll do

You will perform daily activities for the Client Finance Team with responsibilities primarily in Work in Progress (WIP) and Accounts Receivable management including billing, collections, and pricing analytics.  

The focus is on minimizing WIP and A/R days as well as revenue leakage.  Responsibilities include implementing new procedures and streamlining existing procedures as necessary, as well as ensuring compliance with established revenue recognition policies.  

WIP and A/R Management includes 1.) Open and close Client project reports and client codes as requested 2.) Review Client Engagement Reports (CER) for appropriate pricing, billing schedule, fee and expense budget, and investment amount if relevant; categorize CER with appropriate team configuration 3.) Review preliminary/temporary codes on a monthly basis for accuracy and process monthly adjustments and transfers to client codes as appropriate 4.Assist Partners and their Assistants to ensure client invoices are sent to clients on schedule; advise and assist Partners and their Assistants when client invoices are outstanding past invoice due date; work with client Accounts Payable departments and research payment issues when needed. 5) Review client codes with WIP balances on a monthly basis; work to resolve balances with client bills, adjustments, WIP transfers, and/or writeoffs/overruns 6.) Stay apprised of Master Service Agreements and their impact on billing and WIP management 7.) Calculate split write-offs and notify relevant offices in appropriate month; reconcile split write-offs in the system and make adjusting journal entries as necessary. 8.) Recommend WIP and A/R reserves when appropriate 9.) Monitor and manage credit holds in accordance with Firm’s credit hold harvesting policy 10.) Coordinate and implement government deliverable billing 11.) Review contracts to ensure compliance and risk management including Minority Business reporting 12.) Create invoices according to contract guidelines both commercial and federal 13.) Maintain hard copy client files 14.) Work with Public Sector practice and contracting department for day to day activity and to problem solve 15.) Understanding of GSA Schedule 

You will also have the opportunity to explore revenue management which includes 1.) Work with Partners and their Assistants so that nonstandard arrangements (client investments, satisfaction holdbacks, and deferred billing arrangements) are accounted for properly on CERs 2.) Monitor nonstandard WIPs in order to recover revenue if credit hold allows and 3.) Assist in developing and running pricing reports to track and improve revenue management

Aside from those mentioned above, you will also perform other accounting-related tasks such as ad hoc reporting (as needs arise) and yearend and other occasional analyses as requested by Office Managers, Accounting Managers, and Firm Accounting and Audit Departments.

Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance preferred; CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience in a similar business environment, Federal Government Receivable Invoicing a plus
  • US Citizenship required (no dual citizenships)

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