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Associate Staff Accountant

Lombard, IL 60148

Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire Industry: Engineering & Construction Job Number: 21265

Associate Staff Accountant, Lombard, IL

Per Se Group is currently seeking a Associate Staff Accountant with one of our top clients in Lombard, IL!

As Associate Staff Accountantyou will provide exceptional communication, responsible for multitasking, establish priorities and organize time and projects efficiently. Our client’ s fast-paced, high volume, team-oriented environment is the perfect place to start your career!

Contract:  Direct Hire

Pay: $23 - $25/hour (Based On Experience)

Schedule: M-F 

Associate Staff Accountant  Responsibilities:
  • Support Project Managers (PMs) with the input of project set up and project budgets, monitoring and generation of reports from Ajera and Excel based reports
  • Opening Projects for clients within Sector or PMs assigned, (Proposals or Billable projects).
  • Review Client Purchase Orders for accuracy
  • Maintain key elements of Ajera database such as: Timely Project Setup and maintenance from start to completion of project
  • Enter Project Budgets in accordance with Cost Estimating Tool: Project budget entered at the appropriate task level
  • Run project variance analysis Regularly, review project labor and expense charges with project managers for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Prepare Monthly/Semi Monthly Project Invoices and send to Client: Provide accurate invoices to clients per contract and invoice template.
  • Prepare Project reports and review with Project Manager/Senior Project Manager: Included but not limited to: Earned Value Analysis, Labor Burn Rate, Project Profitability
  • Prepare requested Client reports
  • Prepare “ Billing Issues reports” and Watch list reports for assigned Sectors or PMs
  • Review and Approve Expense reports, project expenses related to assigned sector/PMs
  • Prepare status/recap reports for Accounting Department Management and Senior Management’ s review: Prepare monthly project financial analysis and ad hoc reports
  • Analyze & report on variety of metrics to ensure healthy business practices
  • Become the client project leader for matters related to project accounting
  • Corporate Accounting experience: Month-End closing, Journal Entries, bank reconciliations, AR, AP, etc.


  • 1+ Years of experience preferred in any of the following roles: Project Accounting, Staff Accountant, Auditor, Project Controls, and Cost Accountant
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting required
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems. Deltek Ajera a plus
  • Strong or advanced Excel knowledge required
  • Knowledge of ADP Payroll Workforce Now a plus


Why Per Se Group?
  • Exposure to a variety of career & project opportunities nationwide as a result of our expansive network of client companies
  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*
  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans


Apply Today!

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply to this posting with an updated resume. Then follow up with Joel Calderon Tell your friends too…. referrals are always appreciated!

About Per Se Group®

The staffing industry is turning to technology to find talent faster — and so are we! However, there remains a strong desire to make a personal connection to ensure that things like culture fit don’ t get missed and we’ re matching the right people with the right opportunities. We provide a variety of placement options and a wealth of experience, dedicating ourselves to building relationships and matching opportunities that add value to your career or organization.

Joel Calderon

Joel is an experienced recruiter with a passion for helping candidates find and advanced their career. As a former athlete, Joel works for the best possible result—which translates to matching talented candidates with the best career opportunities. Candidates will often tell Joel they appreciate his responsiveness and transparency; he believes in working as a team with his candidates and clients to find the best possible outcomes. 

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