Senior Accountant

RJN Group
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Interested in working for the industry leader? Interested in having a substantial stake in an employee owned firm? Looking to help your neighbors and impact your local community? RJN Group employees can answer yes to all of those and more. Currently we are seeking a Senior Accountant to join the RJN family.

Position Summary:
This role is a Senior Accountant that will be instrumental in building out best in class project management and financial processes that help generate data-driven and actionable recommendations to improve the business.

• Collaborate with leadership to assess project performance by analyzing revenue drivers, cost drivers and identifying ways to improve profitability.
• Partner with Controller in preparing and/or reviewing the annual and quarterly revenue budgets.
• Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM's) and other project owners to set up projects in the accounting system, perform monthly billing, and review unbilled amounts to maximize our client billing for assigned offices.
• Assist the Controller in preparing for monthly project review meetings with the Project Managers and Office Principals to maximize revenue potential and investigate project performance issues.
• Review project forecasting documents with PM's, the Controller, and office leadership to ensure accuracy and reasonableness. Investigate issues/questions with PM's and office leadership, providing training as necessary.
• Generate and distribute monthly profitability reports, and provide meaningful insights to the Controller and CFO.
• Prepare special project analyses for the PMs and/or others.
• Provide year-end support of auditor requirements.
• Perform additional functions within the accounting group as assigned, including month-end close, accounts payable/accounts receivable processing, sales/use taxes, unit entry, state/federal compliance filings, accounting system audits and/or and financial reporting.
• Perform additional assignments, as directed.
• Be a key resource on finance team supporting forecasting, budget, and month end closing and business reviews.
• Be curious and eager to learn. Find key trends to help us improve and generate more profit for the Company.

Minimum Skills & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline from an accredited institution
• 5+ years of relevant accounting or finance experience, or 3+ years of public accounting experience
• Advanced Microsoft Excel
• Customer-centric focus and detail oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Problem solving skills
• Multi-tasking and the ability to meet deadlines as well as adjust to changing priorities
• Collaborative and the ability to build and work across all levels of the organization as well as with vendors, subcontractors, and customers
• Professional with a high level of business acumen
• Can travel up to 10%

Preferred Skills & Experience:
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or eligible to sit for CPA exam
• Experience with accounting in a project-based and/or professional service environment

RJN is an Employee Owned professional engineering and specialty field services firm providing sustainable collection system solutions for infrastructure owners. RJN is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 200 Environmental Firm as well as a Top 50 Trenchless Technology Design Firm.

Since 1975, RJN Group Inc. has provided our customers with value-driven engineering solutions to enable them to meet their service demands. Our employee-owned firm is capable of tackling projects of almost any scale; from small studies to multi-million dollar, total plant rehabilitations.

Our customers are also our neighbors.
We have offices from as far West as Colorado to the East Coast. This means that our staff are supporting the communities they live in. We are locals and take pride in keeping our communities and sister cities running. Those we work for have come to associate our name with trust, creativity, reliability and quality.

We let innovation take the lead. We perform unique services for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, by investing in leading technologies to differentiate us, while keeping costs down and efficiency up

RJN provides a very competitive benefit package including:
• Company-funded employee stock ownership plan
• Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability insurance benefits
• 401K matching retirement plan
• Flexible work arrangements and schedule
• Tuition assistance including student loan repayment
• Professional development opportunities
• Wellness programs
• Paid Vacation, Personal, and Sick time off
• Holiday time off
• Casual dress code

RJN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We support a diverse work force.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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