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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Senior Accountant

Stafford, USA


Job Description


Our construction company needs a full time accountant, with CPA or unlettered-equivalent, to help us manage a large jump in revenue.

Hours are M-F, 8-4 or 9-5, at your preference.

We need someone who can collaborate with senior management to design and implement an accounting system/processes to help with a new, complex large-scale project.  This position will be paired with a full time bookkeeper (also to be hired).  You will be responsible for the overall accounting operation, managing the bookkeeper, and performing all accounting functions for a $5MM-$8MM/month operation.

We use QuickBooks Enterprise 2018 in concert with Excel tracking.  We are developing a custom database system as well.

A/R:  Weekly invoicing of two customers.

A/P:  10-15 vendors, mostly auto-draft.

Credit Cards:  Credit cards with 1-3 transactions/day.

Payroll:  Weekly payroll for 20 employees, using ADP RUN.

Payroll:  Weekly payroll for 20-60 1099 contractors, using ADP RUN.  (Raw pay unit data to be obtained, aggregated, and reported to you by others).

Payroll:  Compliance across 5 states, mostly handled by ADP RUN but with possible union/other requirements that will need to be enforced by the person in this position.

Bank Account:  1 bank account, 2-4 checks per day, processed weekly.

We MUST have someone in this position who knows exactly what needs to be done and can demand what they need from others to do so.  That said, the person in this position is an accountant, not an accounting manager, and will be making entries as their daily activity a majority of the time.  Please only apply if you can design, launch, and execute a masterful small business accounting operation.  This person, in many ways, will be the most important person in our office.  This is an historically weak-to-mid-level performer at our company, and we are looking for an all-star performer this time as we increase revenues by 5x-8x over the course of 6 months.  Please only respond if you are confident you can create and command a world-class small business accounting operation for a construction company.  

100% mastery of all functionality of QuickBooks is a must.  (If you ever would need to look up how to do something, we need someone stronger).

Full understanding of accounting best-practices is a must.  (We need someone who can be presented with a problem and come up with a creative, world-class, correct solution).

Significant knowledge of tax accounting is a must.  (We need someone who will be able to hand over documents to the tax accountants each year with them having two or three additional needs or questions vs. 75 additional needs/questions/issues to resolve).

An understanding of construction accounting is a must.  Experience running an accounting operation for a construction company is highly preferred.

Reasonable proximity to Stafford, TX is required--please only apply if your current round-trip commute will be less than 7 hours/week.  (No remote work is permitted, and life is too short to spend in your car).

Start ASAP.  Compensation above-peer, BCBSTX Gold PPO, Guardian dental/vision, (no 401K at this time).

We are a small, collaborative group with an up-beat, friendly culture.  We aspire to a war-room atmosphere.  


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, age, or genetic information.

Role: Senior Accountant
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Location: Stafford,

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