Project Senior Accountant - On-Site, 3-4 Months in Birmingham, AL at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/15/2023

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Job Description

UPDATED 3-15-23

Vaco is growing and always looking for new talent for our clients. Below is a usual description of the duties, responsibilities, and requirements that our clients look for in a senior project accountants. These senior accountant projects are typically on-site, last 3-4 months or longer if an extension is requested by the client, occasionally have the potential to convert to permanent, and compensation is normally up to $45 per hour.

Senior Project Accountant Job Functions

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Oversees the posting and maintenance of general ledger accounts, bank reconciliation, payroll transactions, accounts payable and general ledger adjustments. Completes complex reconciliations using Excel and/or Blackline.
  • Posting all bank/cash/other transactions in a timely manner which includes but is not limited to; preparing and processing complex journal entries like payroll, accrued payroll, accrued expenses related accounts, depreciation, and other adjustment/reclass entries.
  • Payroll processing, checking and analysis on a bi-weekly basis using ADP.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to financial management, budget, and accounting.
  • 401K and HSA reporting and reconciliation.
  • Collect and provide information for audit inquiries and give assistance to auditors.
  • Supports Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements at senior accountant level.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related (e.g., Finance) with Corporate or Public Accounting experience required
  • Intermediate to Advanced level Excel skills required
  • Experience working with large data-set reconciliations required
  • ERP experience required - QuickBooks AND/OR NetSuite strongly preferred.