Senior Project Setup Accountant - Costpoint (2527)

at SMX in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Senior Project Setup Accountant – Costpoint (2527)at SMX (

United States

SMX is seeking a Senior Project Setup Accountant to work in our Project Accounting Group. Reporting directly to the Director of Project Accounting and Revenue Compliance, the Senior Project Accountant is responsible to work with Program Managers, Contracts, and Finance and other key functional areas.

This position is 100% remote.

The Senior Project Setup Accountant will be responsible for project set-up and maintenance of Deltek Costpoint for both direct and indirect projects. As SMX continues to expand its centralized project setup throughout the enterprise, this role will ensure the project setup is efficient, timely, accurate, and aligned with SMX Policies and Procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience with project accounting and the associated setup within Costpoint 8.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Provide end-to-end project support for all contract types and classifications within the company portfolio of projects. (FP, CR, T&M, Hybrids)

+ Train and mentor junior level staff in the use of the project module

+ Prepares various journal entries such as revenue adjustments

+ Work collaboratively with the Group Finance Leads, Program Managers, Contracts, and the accounting team to ensure project setup configurations meet the billing, revenue recognition and reporting requirements and aligned with the Company’s policy

+ Ability to read and analyze complex contracts and ensure accurate initial setup in Costpoint

+ Serve as a liaison between the stakeholders to address questions, investigate project variances and resolve any issues that may arise

+ Lead project kick-off meetings when applicable for New Awards, Option Years and other material changes

+ Review project financial performance, revenue recognition and billing progress

+ Ensure the repository of all contract setup and modification documentation is up to date

+ Support multiple program tasks simultaneously while prioritizing effort along strict timelines to ensure SLAs are met

+ Perform special projects and process improvements as needed

+ Peer review other team member set-ups in Costpoint for accuracy and consistency

Required Skills and Experience:

+ Clearance Required: None. US citizenship required for work under DOD contract.

+ High School Diploma required

+ 2+ years of experience with the Deltek Costpoint projects module

+ 3-5 years of accounting experience in a government contracting environment

+ In-depth knowledge of best practices in Project Setup

+ General knowledge of GAAP, FAR and compliance within highly regulated environments

+ Experience working with DCAA and DCMA including audit support

+ Experience using upload templates to effectively input master project data

+ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, customer service and collaborative team environment

+ Ability to communicate (both verbal and written) in a clear, friendly, professional, and proactive manner

+ Experience with full CAS covered business

+ Highly organized and meticulous

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with others and work independently

Desired Qualifications:

+ A working knowledge of Revenue Recognition standard is preferred

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting


Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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Job Posting: JC241538916

Posted On: Jun 07, 2023

Updated On: Jun 25, 2023

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