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Robert Half Project Accountant in Newport Beach, California

Description We are looking for a skilled Staff Accountant to join our team in Newport Beach, California. This role involves a variety of accounting tasks, including reviewing and processing accounting documents related to projects, supporting projects with overall accounting and financial activities, and maintaining budgets.


• Review and process accounting documents related to projects to ensure financial accuracy.

• Support projects with overall accounting and financial activities to measure and monitor project financial performance.

• Complete all postings, allocations, and payments for the project in accordance with financial guidelines.

• Coordinate with project team to reflect changes in project scope or timeline.

• Track budget variances, monitor expenses, and conduct research and analysis to optimize financial performance.

• Prepare financial reports and special projects as needed to support decision-making.

• Maintain budgets and follow project close-out guidelines to ensure financial compliance.

• Update invoice tracking spreadsheet and review AR ledger to ensure up-to-date records.

• Report to Accounting Manager to ensure alignment with broader financial strategy and goals.

• Initially focus on Accounts Payable (AP) with Accounts Receivable (AR) responsibilities added later.

• Utilize skills in Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Bank Reconciliations, General Ledger, Journal Entries, Month End Close, NetSuite, Oracle, QuickBooks, SAP to perform duties. Requirements • Minimum of 1 year experience in a Staff Accountant role or similar position

• Proficiency in Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR)

• Experience with Bank Reconciliations

• Familiarity with General Ledger management

• Ability to prepare and record Journal Entries

• Experience in Month End Close procedures

• Proficiency in NetSuite, Oracle, QuickBooks, and SAP

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Knowledge of accounting principles and regulations

• Proven ability to handle multiple projects concurrently

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

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