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Accounting Specialist – WEST Inc.

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada. We are looking for a full-time Accounting Assistant in our Cheyenne, WY office. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.
Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Generous paid leave
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Life insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • SEP IRA
  • Employee owned/Shareholder potential

Join WEST and you will discover and enjoy:

  • Family friendly environment
  • Diverse workforce and DE&I efforts
  • Great work/life balance
  • Flexible and Casual work culture
  • Professional growth opportunity
  • Safe and happy working environment

Job Description:

 The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in accounting rules and practices and will be assisting in developing the training and protocol to advance the reporting and communications throughout WEST. The Accounting Specialist will work individually and with our accounting team, support staff, project managers, scientists and biometricians to:

  • Prepare and post invoices to accounts receivable, reviewing terms and conditions of agreements
  • Audit invoice items for accuracy, completeness, and contract changes
  • Assist project managers with contract budget questions and preparing reports
  • Use Deltek Vision software to prepare management and project reporting
  • Engage others as necessary to problem-solve issues
  • Apply strong communication and analytical skills
  • Perform quality control activities across accounting functions
  • Assist in establishing accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform tasks to include: invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, employee expense reimbursement, general ledger, credit card activities, payroll, contract administration, and client communication
  • Train employees on job duties, company policies, and Deltek Vision software applications
  • Collaborate with accounting manager/team lead to determine department daily operational needs. Prepare or assist with workers compensation audit and other audits as needed
  • Participate in regular meetings to communicate status and relevant project updates
  • Perform data entry tasks
  • Other accounting duties as assigned

 This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.

 

Job Requirements

The Accounting Specialist we are seeking has a great opportunity to help WEST take the next step in our growth as a premier environmental consulting firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field preferred in addition to one to three years’ experience
  • Experience creating, editing, and approving invoices
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative work ethic with a track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients, and stakeholders
  • Problem solving / analysis
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive attitude and ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under time constraints while meeting deliverable targets and deadlines
  • Experience with Deltek Vision is a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and the analysis/reporting of financial data
  • Ability to appear for work on time, sit for long periods of time, follow instructions from managers and accept guidance and constructive criticism

After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company.  A valid driver’s license will be required.  

 

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.

Listing Information

Job Title: Accounting Specialist
Business Name: WEST Inc.
Job Location: 415 W. 17th St. #200
Job Summary:

The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in accounting rules and practices and will be assisting in developing the training and protocol to advance the reporting and communications throughout WEST. The Accounting Specialist will work individually and with our accounting team, support staff, project managers, scientists and biometricians to:

  • Prepare and post invoices to accounts receivable, reviewing terms and conditions of agreements
  • Audit invoice items for accuracy, completeness, and contract changes
  • Assist project managers with contract budget questions and preparing reports
  • Use Deltek Vision software to prepare management and project reporting
  • Engage others as necessary to problem-solve issues
  • Apply strong communication and analytical skills
  • Perform quality control activities across accounting functions
  • Assist in establishing accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform tasks to include: invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, employee expense reimbursement, general ledger, credit card activities, payroll, contract administration, and client communication
  • Train employees on job duties, company policies, and Deltek Vision software applications
  • Collaborate with accounting manager/team lead to determine department daily operational needs. Prepare or assist with workers compensation audit and other audits as needed
  • Participate in regular meetings to communicate status and relevant project updates
  • Perform data entry tasks
  • Other accounting duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Requirements:

The Accounting Specialist we are seeking has a great opportunity to help WEST take the next step in our growth as a premier environmental consulting firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field preferred in addition to one to three years’ experience
  • Experience creating, editing, and approving invoices
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative work ethic with a track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients, and stakeholders
  • Problem solving / analysis
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive attitude and ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under time constraints while meeting deliverable targets and deadlines
  • Experience with Deltek Vision is a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and the analysis/reporting of financial data
  • Ability to appear for work on time, sit for long periods of time, follow instructions from managers and accept guidance and constructive criticism

After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required.

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.

Hours:
Pay Range
Benefits (if any):

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Generous paid leave
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Life insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • SEP IRA
  • Employee owned/Shareholder potential

Start Time: As soon as possible

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