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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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Bookkeeper - White Cloud, Kansas

Summary

PCI currently has a client that is seeking a Full Time, Bookkeeper 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

  • Core understanding of accounting principles, and project cost accounting to include: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Invoicing, Bank Reconciliations, Financial Statement Reconciliations, Payroll, and Expense and Time Collection Tracking
  • Provide training (via phone, web, or in-person) to clients
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment delivering results and quality services, while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team-oriented, self-starter that has the ability to work in both a collaborative and independent environment
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and client management skills, and ability to interface with business owners and C-Level Executives
  • Ability to work in a remote environment with flexible hours to support east and west coast based customers
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Systems or related field
  • Up to three (3) years of experience in financial consulting or accounting
  • Experience with Deltek/Costpoint a plus
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% for client engagements
  • CPA certification is desired, or candidates working towards their CPA

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