Project accountant

Job Location(s) US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/4/2020 8:42 AM)
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Corporate - Accounting and Finance




At Perficient we are proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Project Accountant/Business Coordinator in our St. Louis, Missouri office.


The Project Accountant/Business Coordinator is a key member of the Finance team supporting the operating unit’s corporate business processes ensuring compliance with internal policy and external reporting requirements.  This position is fully responsible for the project set up process and revenue recognition of all project work.  This may include responding to client inquiries, verifying employee’s chargeable time, reviewing customer agreements to ensure projects are setup in accordance with the established accounting standards and billing policy.  This role has hands-on daily interaction with key management across the company.




  • Communicates effectively with Sellers and Project Managers regarding contract documents, resource assignments, change orders, and approvals.
  • Sets up projects accurately and timely so that revenue recognition is appropriate and ensures internal controls are met.
  • Calculates and posts revenue adjustments accurately and timely.
  • Ensures resource schedules are accurate and detailed to allow for resource management planning.
  • Assists Billing Specialists and Accounts Receivables Specialists with invoice issue resolution as needed.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert for project set up and revenue recognition.
  • Provides project level operational and financial reporting and analysis as needed.
  • Monitors that time is entered and approved per company policy.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert for Oracle EBS and ensures resources in their Business Unit(s) have received necessary information to use the system.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field, OR 5+ years related work experience.
  • Experience in project accounting in a service industry a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel pivot tables, tables, charts and formulas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong initiative and desire to excel.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and financial acumen.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Knowledge of Oracle EBS and Salesforce a plus.



Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 


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