Project Accountant in Charlotte, NC at ResCare

Date Posted: 8/3/2018

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    Charlotte, NC
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Job Description


Title: Project Accountant

Job Category: Finance & Accounting

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Project Accountant.

About this Line of Business

ResCare Workforce Services is the nation's leading and most comprehensive provider of services and solutions designed to help put people to work.  

With more than 400 urban, suburban and rural ResCare-managed operations throughout the nation, ResCare's team of more than 4,500 workforce professionals sets the industry's best practices, assisting approximately 1 million job seekers a year, states and state job boards and thousands of employers.

Within this business, Workforce Services offers a combination of career center operations, Job Corps centers, business services and family support functions, and is the largest for-profit collection of workforce solutions in the U.S.  Through the six elements of our world-class service delivery model, our team of experts have an enhanced ability to connect employers with qualified job seekers.

As a(n) Project Accountant you will: 

  • The Project Accountant is responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting project financial status.  This position ensures that procedures and policies are in place to facilitate effective and efficient financial reporting and ensure compliance with local, state and corporate policies.
  • The Project Accountant directs fiscal operations relating to financial planning, funds management, accounting, reporting and disbarment.
  • Prepares financial performance reviews, and maintaining project financial data.
  • Prepare and maintain project budgets, forecasts and cash flows.
  • Administer supplier contract terms, verify compliance and review payments.
  • Work closely with company management, project management and clients to provide financial insight and reporting on the performance of assigned projects.
  • Ensure that the project fulfills all financial obligations in a timely and economic manner in accordance with established policies and goals.
  • Ability to coordinate accounting activities which includes establishment of accounts and procedures, reporting and record keeping.
  • Understand revenue recognition, project invoicing, journal entry preparation and general accounting rules.
  • Performs month-end closing activities.
  • Process payroll, accounts payable and prepares accounts receivable invoices to customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, accounting, finance or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years accounting experience.
  • Must have demonstrated Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting
  • Principles (GAAP), be able to interpret balance sheets and profit/loss reports, and write and implement financial management policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to budget and forecast across multiple funding streams and communicate the contract’s financial position.
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to use general office equipment.
  • Must have excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work across all levels of management and staff.

Additional Information

Manages multiple funding streams. • Performs monthly close process for project to include revenue and expense entries and review of the project’s balance sheet.• Prepares bank reconciliations and gift card inventory reconciliations, if applicable.• Monitors activity to ensure accounting policies, procedures, and plans are executed.• Develops, prepares, and supports annual budgets.• Provides Actual vs. Budget analysis to include forecasting of fund availability.• Ensures that procedures and policies are in place to facilitate effective and efficient financial reporting compliant with local, state and corporate policies.• Oversees the project’s fiscal operations to meet project deadlines.• Prepares budgets for all major funding streams and special project grants.• Develops and maintains reporting mechanisms to assist with tracking expenditures and obligations.• Analyzes corporate financial information as it relates to project revenues, expenditures, and balance sheets.• Accounts for project expenditures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and program requirements.• Forecasts expenditures used in planning program activities.• Communicates with board regarding budgets, billings, and financial related matters.• Prepares customer billings for all funding streams.• Assists internal and state monitors during financial review of program expenditures, and prepares responses to monitoring reports.• Trains staff on changes in funding regulations, corporate policies, local operating procedures and Board policies.• Prepares financial reports for corporate, state, and local management teams.Excellent accounting skills in month end close, invoicing, and budgeting/forecasting experience necessary.


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.