Accounting Assistant

Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc. Sumner , WA 98390

Posted 6 months ago

Accounting Assistant

At Parsons, we harness the power of innovation for people who want to change the world! As a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, cybersecurity, and construction, we help our customers solve the world's most complex challenges.


Do you take pride in your natural attention to detail? Are you a numbers person? If you're planning a career in accounting, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Parsons Corporation is seeking an Accounting Assistant to join our team. If you have supported: accounts payable (including client billing), payroll and general ledger reconciliations, then we'd really like to hear from you. Our ideal team member will be experienced in prevailing wage reporting as well with various accounting software tools. The preference would be for this person to work with our team in Sumner WA., but we would consider candidates near our other hub locations in Seattle WA., Pasadena, CA. or Houston TX.


  • Processes craft payrolls utilizing construction accounting software on a weekly basis. Provides Certified Payroll Reports to the projects for craft payroll weekly. Prepares and processes monthly union payables. Maintains changes for union and prevailing wage/Davis-Bacon changes. Works with job sites, employees and unions.

  • Processes bi-weekly hours uploads and postings for multiple payroll groups to include manual adjustments. Works with employees and managers to ensure compliance and accuracy with hours/timeclock entries and adjustments. Reviews/approves delegate requests for all Infrastructure groups.

  • Reviews accounts payable entries in construction accounting system for accuracy and taxes. Reviews vendor entries for in construction software for backup and state registrations. Enters vendors in Vendor Maintenance as needed. Enters invoices into Online Check Request system. Audits invoices for appropriate support documentation. Matches information and documentation with accounting records.

  • Receives accounting information from internal or external sources including: other Finance Department sections, other departments or divisions, other Parsons companies, vendors, unions, etc.

  • Processes financial records. Prepares journal entries, sales/use tax reports, and client billings. Maintains standard accounting and financial records. Inputs information into a computerized accounting system. Prepares information for use by other departments, clients, and/or suppliers.

  • Assists with audit requests.

  • Answers inquiries and performs advanced analyses.

  • Performs General Ledger and sub-ledger analysis, reconciliations.

  • Backup for preparation miscellaneous tax returns, such as gross receipts tax, business tax, and excise tax.

  • Maintains detailed documentation for job duties.

  • Provides guidance and training to job site personnel.

Provide backup for Principal Accountant and Manager as needed for absences.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

2-year degree in Accounting, Economics, Business (or equivalent) and 3-5 years of related work experience, or High School diploma and 8+ years relevant experience within an accounting unit.


  • Basic PC skills including, but not limited to, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Excel.

  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of Accounting processes and systems.

  • Must be self-motivated, capable of performing with limited supervision, ability to work several simultaneous tasks.

  • Must possess excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills.


  • Viewpoint/Vista experience a plus.

  • Workday experience is a plus.

  • Accounting experience with a construction company.

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Accounting Assistant

Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc.