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Project Accountant

  • Ref: 291820
  • Type: Long Term Contract
  • Location: Newark, NJ
  • Industry: Transportation Services
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

HumanEdge has partnered with a local transportation services company to hire a Project Accountant for a long-term contract assignment in Newark, NJ. 

Job Duties

Responsibilities include: 

  • Reviews and recommends approval of project budgets, purchase and check requisitions.      responsible for receipting of departmental invoices to allow timely payment to vendors.  
  • Provides day-to-day counsel to project managers on all internal/external funding aspects that may affect the project.  
  • Works with project managers to develop justification required for certain budget revisions.  
  • Uses knowledge of individual projects scopes, schedules and cash flow projections to scrutinize projects through the eyes of the funding agencies. 
  • Provides early warning of budget overruns and allows corrective action. 
  • Performs functions during grant closeout process by checking compatibility between budgets, costs and grant award, and corrects irregularities.  
  • Assists Manager, Project Administration Capital and Financial Control and Reconciliation in tracking funds management and administration of all grants received annually from the federal and state governments. 


Experience & Skills Required

A successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 3 or more years in project management or project administration capital, financial control and reconciliation. 
  • Proficient computer skills in Excel/Lotus, Access, Word/Word Perfect required. 
  • Working knowledge of financial systems such as CPAS.  
  • One year of closely related experience can be substituted for each year of education required.


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