Job Cost Accountant (Job ID: 2022-2482)

Job Overview

Under the general direction of the Assistant Job Cost Supervisor and in cooperation with the Staff Accountant, the Job Cost Accountant is responsible for producing and processing accurate and timely work in support of the Job Cost Department, to include activity set up, billing, review, project financial analysis and cost review. 


Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Reads and interprets government contracts and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Sets up activity coding for task order/delivery order contracts, including cost codes based on budgets and budget revisions.
  • Reviews cost detail in Job Cost Reports to ensure accurate coding in accordance with contractual and CGS, LLC. Corporate requirements.
  • Researches billing matters. Initiates corrections as necessary. Communicates results.
  • Reviews weekly subcontractor reports to determine which invoices are to be scheduled for the current week’s check run in accordance with subcontractor agreements.
  • Effectively communicates with project managers and Operations Managers regarding costs, revenues, contract setup and modifications.
  • Sends monthly Job Cost reports, and contractually required reports, to Project Managers.
  • Performs accurate and timely monthly Job Cost financial analysis, while meeting corporate deadlines.
  • Identifies and explains variances between budgeted and actual contract costs. Uses critical thinking skills to determine potential issues and identify needed actions.
  • Prepares monthly financial analysis related journal entries. Reviews and posts analysis related journal entries prepared by other Accountants.
  • Maintains contract briefs and documentation for each contract being billed.
  • Prepares accurate and timely invoices in accordance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Maintains complete and accurate billing and contract files for assigned billings.
  • Prepares Unfunded/Unbilled reports as applicable and submits to Supervisory Staff and Operations Management in timely manner after billing is completed each month.
  • Reviews weekly timesheets in a timely and accurate manner in order to accommodate payroll deadlines. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Associates degree in Accounting or related field and two (2) years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • Experience may be substituted for education as follows:
    • Four (4) years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • Critical thinking skills as demonstrated by ability to identify non-routine issues, seek and analyze information, and determine appropriate action(s).
  • Broad understanding of accounting processes to include payroll, accounts payable, general ledger and job cost accounting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word at an intermediate level.

Anchorage, AK

7 month(s) ago

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