Sr. Accountant

Job Locations US-DC
Requisition ID 2021-12215
# of Openings


Louis Berger Services a WSP Company is seeking a Senior Accountant who possesses a solid understanding of GAAP. Working closely with the Controller, you will be responsible for cost accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and revenue recognition on a portfolio of diverse and exciting projects. This position will interact with his/her peers, Finance and Accounting management, and other functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


All candidates must pass a background check and drug screen.


  • Assist and/or prepare timely, complete, and accurate monthly financial reports including calculation and posting of revenue, associated accruals, prepaid expenses, bank and other reconciliations, and budget variance analysis
  • Read and interpret the basic contract document as it relates to billing and revenue recognition, identify and confirm invoicing requirements with the contracts department and Project Manager as necessary.
  • Responsible for lifecycle project accounting from creating project accounts, to tracking projects and project budget, validating invoicing, project close-out, and reconciling overall project payables and receivables to project budgets
  • Perform detailed and involved accounting tasks related to managing project contract, billing events and billing transaction exceptions revenue for medium-sized and/or moderate-level complex projects
  • Collaborate with project managers to devise a project structure that considers billing, revenue, cost accumulation requirements, and making project accounting recommendations as needed when contract modifications or budget changes arise. 
  • Prepare various client billing types including Cost Plus, T&M and Fixed Price billings for submission to customers. 
  • Perform monthly revenue review and research discrepancies. 
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of billed/unbilled vs. revenue activities, research and resolve unexplained reconciling items.
  • Prepare closing general ledger entries for various accounts, including cash, accruals, and accounts payable.
  • Ad hoc reporting and audit requests as necessary. 
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested. 



  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field 
  • Master’s degree is a plus but not required
  • Minimum Three (3) years of accounting experience
  • Minimum one (1-3) year experience working with a Government Contractor
  • Familiarity with Oracle and/or Deltek Cost Point
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong MS Excel Skills with formulas, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, data format/sort/filter
  • Big Data analysis skills is a plus



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