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Staff Accountant

Lombard, IL
Pernix Federal is looking for an experienced Staff Accountant.  This person will work closely with the Project Accountants, Corporate Buyers, and Controllers.  This role reports to the Senior Project Accountant.

  • Daily entry of vendor invoices into the system for approval
  • Compare invoices against purchase orders, verifying quantity, unit price, payment terms, etc
  • Prepare and maintain weekly reports on open payables and payments made
  • Follow up on invoices pending approvals and work to resolve issues
  • Prepare weekly payment runs
  • Reconcile vendor statements on a monthly basis
  • Collect needed documentation from new vendors and set them up in the accounting system
  • Assist with reviewing employee expenses and credit card charges as needed
  • Assist accounting team with entry of purchase orders into the accounting system as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance (pass a criminal background and credit check)
  • Experience in accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, or related field
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks timely and with a high degree of accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products, specifically Excel
  • Customer service oriented
  • Prior construction experience or 2 year degree in accounting preferred but not mandatory
  • Vista by Viewpoint experience preferred but not mandatory
  • Good understanding of importance of time management and completing tasks

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