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Costpoint System Support Analyst - Chicago/Northern, IL

Summary

PCI currently has a client that is seeking a full-time, highly motivated individual for the position of Business Systems Support Analyst utilizing Costpoint, reporting to the Director of Financial Operations in the Chicago/Northern, IL area. This role will ensure that our client leverages, develops, and maintains the financial and project management business systems including Costpoint, Deltek Time & Expense (T&E), and Cognos reporting. The successful applicant’s duties will include identifying and implementing functional/technological solutions to improve business processes, extending system functionality and meeting internal and external reporting requirements.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Act as the business systems’ subject matter expert on Costpoint, Deltek T&E and supporting modules/systems/tools.
  • Work as a member of the Financial Operations’ team ensuring the client’s business system is current, functioning, and reflects accurate information.
  • Understand the underlying database and the relationship between various datasets to assist with configuration design, SQL queries, update accounting and project structural elements, issue analysis and resolution, report dashboard configuration, and report writing.
  • Support existing Cognos reports and dashboards and create new reports as required by the business. Meet with report requestors to discuss their needs and provide appropriate solutions.
  • Initial project set up at award of contract stage, including establishing and communicating clear and efficient process, entering budget data and making necessary adjustments, and setting up billing for projects.
  • Establish and implement efficient business processes related to the client’s renewable contracts with jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate with pre- and post-award Research Administration staff and Counsel-Contracts and Compliance to ensure seamless integration of project data and contracts across the life of a project.
  • User set up and support including entering new users, adjusting settings for current users, and managing termination of users.
  • Provide friendly, timely and succinct service/support to internal end users including training and support on core functionality, creating (where needed) and updating of manuals, monitoring helpdesk tickets, and documenting process and procedures.
  • Monitor time-keeping system and support the timely submission of timesheets including reviewing time entry data for errors and making corrections as necessary, processing timesheets in Deltek T&E, and transmitting files to Costpoint.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation, including requirements, specifications, process flow, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with management, administration, and researchers in administering the business systems.
  • Provide expertise and assistance ensuring all processes meet audit and security requirements.
  • Troubleshoot performance issues; lead the evaluation, escalation, and resolution of issues with the business systems vendor.
  • Act as a continuous improvement catalyst for the client’s business systems and processes, investigating and testing new features and upgrades, recommending and implementing process improvements to enhance efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related technical field; relevant Costpoint experience will be considered in lieu of bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years relevant experience supporting business systems applications to include a minimum of 3+ years’ experience with Costpoint/Deltek T&E, and Cognos.
  • Experience with Costpoint, Deltek T&E, and Cognos reporting systems and proven ability to apply this knowledge while supporting business needs.
  • Experience designing configuration, mapping data and supporting integrated ERP solutions.
  • Experience with all aspects of technical support for Costpoint and Deltek T&E including system upgrades, planning, design, and audit controls, as well as troubleshooting and resolving technical issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex business requirements and relational databases; design solutions within existing systems and support implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of problems, analyze facts, draw conclusions, suggest solutions, and work autonomously, or with others ensuring successful resolution.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple, concurrent tasks, projects, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare detailed written instructions and documentation.
  • Strong sense of teamwork and customer service orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced skills with the Microsoft Office Suite required including strong Excel skills.
  • Superb analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to change.
  • Experience working in an office environment.
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in the sharing of sensitive information.  MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to operate a computer extensively for four (4) or more hours per day.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pre-employment background checks are required for this client.

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Controller - White Cloud, Kansas

Summary

PCI currently has a client that is seeking a Full Time, Controller with Government Contracting experience in the White Cloud, Kansas area.

The position allows for both on-site and remote work and is an exciting opportunity for professional growth!

 

Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining and controlling the day-to-day actions with the company ERP system – Costpoint.

  • Perform analyses and prepare reviews; ensure policy/regulatory compliance for all Accounting/Finance processes.
  • Manage the month-end closing processes.
  • Analyze operational and financial data, investigate variances to monthly forecast and profit plan, identify business drivers and evaluate its impact on planned objectives.
  • Prepare meaningful variance analysis commentary for management.
  • Performs additional requests as required.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • 10 + years of finance or accounting experience in the Government Contracting industry.
  • Advanced skills in Deltek’s Costpoint software is a must.
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be action oriented, organized, and possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively across all levels of management.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint and other data management systems.

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Senior Staff Accountant - Natick, Massachusetts

Summary

PCI currently has a client that is seeking a Full Time, Senior Staff Accountant in Natick, MA.

**Client is currently located in Natick, MA, and will be moving to either Mansfield, MA or Lincoln, RI.

Description: Client is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant who will be responsible for the Accounts Payable process, Payroll process and Cash entry, Accounts Receivable, including invoice processing and cash receipts. This candidate will assist in the month end close and will assist with the balance sheet account reconciliations, including time off reconciliation and FSA reconciliations. This is a hands-on position.   Familiarity with Industry sector and knowledge of Government contracts would be a plus. ERP system experience required. This candidate will be an essential part of building an auditable accounting system by assistance with integrating a new ERP system- Deltek Cost Point.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Executing the process of A/P, A/R, payroll and bank reconciliation
  • Assist with the production of the monthly and annual financial reports
  • Assist with the production of the annual budget
  • Maintain a system of controls over all transactions
  • Effectively and clearly communicate potential risks in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of Government Contract types, clauses and terms and conditions a plus
  • Assist with the Preparation and submittal of cost proposals as part of the proposal team
  • Assists the Financial Controller and Works with outside CPA firm for taxes and audits
  • Provide advice on how to reduce costs
  • Assists with the prompt collection of accounts receivable
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal tax filings and reporting requirements
  • Collaborate with external auditors as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with payroll systems
  • 10+ years progressive accounting experience
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Deltek-Costpoint ERP
  • Experienced using ERP system required
  • Understands and performs all work in accordance with GAAP
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planning oriented
  • Multi-cultural awareness and experience.
  • Fluent English required.

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Negotiable

Clearance Type: No clearance required

Travel: 10% including some occasional travel to France

Reporting: Position reports directly to the Financial Controller

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Jr to Mid-Level Accountant - Lorton, Virginia

Summary

PCI currently has a client that is seeking a Full Time, Accountant in Lorton, Virginia.

The Accountant is an Onsite/Remote position that is involved in the day-to-day support of the Deltek Enterprise. The Deltek Enterprise currently consists of Deltek’s Costpoint, Time & Expense with ESS (T&E), and COGNOS. The primary focus of this role will be supporting Costpoint, T&E and COGNOS. This position is a tremendous growth opportunity for the right person, to learn about the leading software used in the government contracting industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Degree Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field. May substitute equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Years of Experience: 3+ years experience working with Deltek Costpoint Core modules; 3+ years experience with Deltek Time & Expense with ESS; 2+ years experience using Cognos Query Studio and Report Studio.
  • Knowledge of Processing Payroll and Leave in Costpoint a plus.
  • Excellent problem identification, analysis and solving skills.
  • Must have an understanding of Deltek’s Costpoint and Time and Expense applications core structures and functionality.
  • Must be comfortable working directly with system users.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Must be able to Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently in a medium/high stress environment.
  • Must understand the nature of the government contracting industry, and communicate within it effectively.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be willing to cross train and share knowledge and experiences to enhance the overall quality of the services delivered.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a public trust clearance or higher.
  • U. S. Citizenship required per government contract.

Essential Functions (responsibility of position)

  • Set up new users and distribute login information.
  • Make adjustments to access for existing users based on requests received.
  • Monitor the Helpdesk tickets received and perform level 1-2 troubleshooting.
  • Track and record hot fixes and enhancement updates received from Deltek.
  • Meet with Report requestors to document the needs for requests being made.
  • Monitor all Deltek Enterprise scheduled activities, troubleshoot any issues encountered.
  • Escalate tier 2 and 3 issues to team members for advanced troubleshooting.
  • Submit and monitor Deltek Enterprise issues submitted to the Deltek support site for resolution.
  • Monitor the status of the Deltek Enterprise license counts, tasks, departmental user flow.
  • Create and submit monthly metrics/statistics to the Business Ops Director regarding Deltek Enterprise performance.
  • Monitor Termination reports received and deactivate users in the system in accordance with policy.
  • Provide guidance, training and support on core functionality in Costpoint and T&E 9x.
  • Participate in hot fix/patch testing.
  • Create basic reports and adhoc queries in Cognos 10.2.x.
  • Other Deltek Enterprise related duties as assigned.

Travel Requirements

  • Some travel may be required, up to 10% of the time. The travel may be local or national and may be by car, rail, or air.

Team Support

  • Work independently in a collaborative team environment, often with other clients and vendors.
  • Monitor projects and ensure client requirements are met.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills and strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Serve as team leader and mentor to work with clients and vendors.
  • Assist management with recruiting and training of staff.
  • Support the preparation of proposals, business plans, standard process documentation and other documents related to the government contract.
  • Attend required training.

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