Project Accountant I

Calista Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 3 weeks ago


The Project Accountant I will maintain project and general ledger records, and monitor cost, funding, revenue recognition. This position will also prepare project reports, reconciliations, and audit work papers for a growing company with multiple projects.


  • Prepare customer invoices in accordance with contract terms.

  • Setup new projects according to contract terms.

  • Track and monitor active projects.

  • Communicate with project managers and supervisor to ensure bills are accurate and are issued timely.

  • Review A/P vouchers for accuracy and proper coding.

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Prepare project ledger to general ledger reconciliations.

  • Prepare journal entries.

  • Assist with research or duties as needed to support intercompany activities.

  • Prepare and maintain prepaid accounts amortization schedules.

  • Prepare sales and use tax returns or gross receipt tax returns as needed.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements


  • Strong working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

  • G/L experience, experience with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with employees, business partners, and clients via written and verbal communication methods.

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems and knowledge of company-specific software. Proficiency in standard computer software, application programs and e-mail. Typing 45 wpm and 10-key by touch.

  • Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.

  • Comprehensive computer skills are required for this position.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, and make decisions based on available information. Ability to use judgment and discretion.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations and effectively plan and organize duties to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Ability to work with concentration, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting related field; relevant experience in accounting and general ledger may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 1-3 year direct relevant experience working for a large company or another Native Corporation.

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint preferred.

  • Government contract accounting experience preferred.

  • Ability to pass a drug, background, and credit check.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Frequently: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Pushing or pulling, Talking, Grasping, Lifting 25 lbs. or less, Carrying 25 lbs. or less, Eye/hand coordination


Frequently: Distance vision (clear at 20' or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Continuously: Close vision (clear at 20" or less), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and special relationships).


Frequently: Discriminating colors. Continuously: Thinking analytically, Using effective verbal & written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Remembering details, Making decisions, Adjusting to changes, Examining/observing details.


Frequently: Working w/others, working alone


Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Calista's policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Calista's policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.


It is Calista's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities

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