Project Accountant

Website Tetra Tech Arlington,

Job Description

Tetra Tech provides best-in-class energy consulting services for clients worldwide. Our work advances clean energy to achieve climate and decarbonization goals; creates sustainable utilities and modern grids; and promotes gender equality and economic inclusivity at the energy nexus.

Position summary & job purpose:

Independently prepares client invoices and reconciliations while providing internal support with expense and project revenue reporting. Ensures contractual compliance and budget accuracy for assigned project by examining and reconciling project expenses and revenue.

Position responsibilities:

  • Project accounting administration, including contract review for project set-up and invoicing, analysis and review of project budgets and reconciliation of project financial data for contractual compliance and against unbilled balances
  • Prepare timely and accurate project invoices for primarily T&M and Fixed Price type projects
  • Follow up on overdue AR balances
  • Assist in contract closeouts
  • Review/audit employee expense claims for accuracy and compliance with contractual, US Government, foreign governments and other pertinent regulations
  • Review and approve expenditures (vendor, consultant, subcontractor invoices) for assigned projects
  • Assist project managers with financial planning and reviews, including updating budgets, and monitoring financial risks and profitability at the project level
  • Provide financial updates and financial advice to project teams as needed for assigned projects
  • Perform audit support for internal and external clients
  • Assist internal client’s employee expense inquiries
  • Monitor unbillable costs, change orders, and adjusts the Revenue and Costs Budgets accordingly
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

  • 2 years of relevant work experience in Government project accounting and billing
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required or equivalent job experience including experience preparing client invoices for US Government agencies and/or other quasi-governmental organizations
  • Intermediate or higher MS Excel skills
  • Ability to work with complex data and assess, interpret, and apply government and commercial contract terms, requirements, and specifications
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Knowledge of GAAP is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks
  • Familiarity with internal controls and internal audits

Physical demands & work environment:

  • Hybrid environment – heavy remote, periodically in office

About the Organization

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

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