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Project Accountant

  • Job reference: AE-000197
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
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Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

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Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

We've got experts who offer all kinds of solutions in all aspects of offshore renewable energy technology. And we're passionate about spearheading the move towards a low carbon economy - we'll do it by making clean energy sources safe, reliable and cost effective. There’s plenty of potential to apply your skills in this fast moving market.

Atkins is currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our Richland Energy Team as a Project Accountant II.

Job Description:

Responsible for all accounting activities related to specific projects including recording of revenues, accruals and cost deferrals. Interacts with project management to ensure required documentation such as contracts and Estimates To Complete (“ETC”) are current for each project. 

Responsible for reconciling project related accounts, preparing invoices to customers, reviewing revenue recognition, reviewing ETCs and providing project data to project management.

Maintains project accounting records in corporate general ledger with JD Edwards (JDE) software.

Manages, prepares and processes required accounting entries (e.g., accruals, deferrals, reclassifications and fees) as directed by project managers and/or as required by the project contract.

Ensures contract compliance for timely and accurate billing and revenue recognition.

Reviews new contracts and modifications to set up project in JDE in accordance with financial information from contract such as labor bill rates, billing milestones, retention, and funding ceilings.

Produces monthly accounting reports for financial statements and monthly management reports. Compares actual costs to estimates and analyze variances.

Supports internal and external audit information requests.

Supports information requests relating to due diligence.

Provides data and assistance to Project Management for budget development.

Provides customer with sufficient cost data for cost analysis, monitoring and reporting.

Serves as liaison with customers regarding invoice-related questions, including interpretation of charges, reconciliation and support documentation.

Assists in timely collection of accounts receivable and detailed reviews of unbilled revenue.

Performs cost accounting work covering material and production costs, costs of sales, research and product development, etc. as required by location. Develops standard cost data and accurate inventory valuations. 

Is responsible for customer invoicing, collections and contracts review.

Enters monthly expense accruals and revenue adjustments.

Completes general ledger reconciliations and monthly reporting.

Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities including the more complex reconciliation activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Basic proficiency using Microsoft Excel.

Strong attention to detail.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Basic Oracle skills preferred.

Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Working knowledge of revenue recognition principles.

Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).


Bachelor's degree required in accounting or 2-3 years of related experience.

Project accounting experience particularly with job costing.

Preferred Experience:

Accounting experience with government contracts.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do.

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