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Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.
Our Core Values
Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.
Quality – We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.
Accountability – Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.
Our People – We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.
Our Clients – We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.
Innovation – Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.
Meaningful Impact – We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.
Sargent & Lundy is a worldwide leader in professional services for the electric power industry. The firm offers challenge, flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits.
Our Chicago Office is currently seeking an entry-level Project Accounting to work on Billing and Accounts Receivable activities. This individual will work as part of our Corporate Finance team and report to the Project Accounting Supervisor. The Project Accountant supports all billing related responsibilities for local and international engineering projects.
The position's responsibilities include the following:
Responsible for high level of accuracy and completeness of bill preparation, ensure that bills are in agreement with client billing arrangements and system records
Prepare invoice packages for approval by Project Managers, including all applicable backup, as required per contract terms
Maintain project invoice/billing files and all supporting documents associated with invoicing/billing
Perform project close out and reconciliation
May also be required to perform duties related to eBilling submission, utilizing electronic billing knowledge to ensure that clients receive electronic invoices in an accurate and timely manner
Assist with reconciliations of Open Billing Detail to General Ledger
Research and resolve billing and payment discrepancies
Perform additional billing duties as assigned
We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.
Qualifications for this Project Accounting position include:
4 Year College Degree (preferred) Associate Degree (will consider with a minimum of 3 years of related experience in project cost accounting)
Strong experience in MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat required
Excellent data entry skills
Detail oriented team player comfortable in fast paced, dynamic environment
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
Proven ability to prioritize responsibilities and juggle multiple tasks
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Flexibility, a team player and a self-starter
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Experience with foreign currency billing is a plus
Experience with Deltek / Costpoint is a plus
Open to occasional overtime
Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.