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Project Accountant

Location: Seattle, WA
Job Code: NW-051018-MC-01
# of openings: 1


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the position:

ESA is seeking a Project Accountant with experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Environmental industry in Seattle, Washington.  This position will effectively support our regions in meeting or exceeding our financial goals by partnering with the Revenue Managers, Project Managers and the Regional Leadership Team to ensure seamless project accounting including billings, revenue management, accounts receivable, budget and contract management, and ability to identify and track financial trends.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Full cycle account management, from job set-up and maintenance to billing to collections.
  • Understand contract language related to invoicing and design project interface to meet both project management goals and client requirements.
  • Proactive communication with Project Managers and Revenue Managers regarding financial health of projects.
  • Coordinate with clients to meet specific invoice and document requirements.
  • Reconcile and include, as a part of project invoices, sub-consultant billings for fees and reimbursable expenses.
  • Engage with regional and firm wide Project Accounting teams to support workflow and best practices.


  • 5 to 7 years of project accounting experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Environmental industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field.
  • Demonstrate understanding of key project accounting concepts, including revenue, DSO, multipliers, etc.
  • Deltek Vision experience preferred.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

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