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Accounting Associate

Job ID: 2200823
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022
Category: Business Management
Subcategory: Accounting
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC currently has an opening for an Accounting Associate position within the Project Setup department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the Setup Department and various other areas within Financial Shared Services group.

This position will be responsible for end to end project setup activities including initial contract review, determining project setup requirements, and continued project maintenance.  The responsibilities encompass the Costpoint system’s setup of the project with a major focus on the analysis of a program of various contract types including Cost Plus, Time & Material, Work-In-Process, Fixed Price, and Inter-Company.  It is imperative that the applicant is aware that the department serves the internal customers as a mediator, as a knowledgeable expert regarding the functions of setup to include what inputs impact billing and revenue, and as a valued researcher from all points within the lifecycle of a contract.

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of project setup activities. This includes understanding, interpreting, and analyzing less complex to intermediate level contracts and proposals in order to gather requirements to design a project setup configuration that meets billing, revenue recognition, reporting requirements, and various ad hoc duties. 

Remote possibilities are available to candidates in the Reston, VA and Huntsville, AL locations.

Typical Responsibilities:

• Financial contract analysis

• Creating and maintaining direct and indirect project structure/information

• Providing customer service in a timely manner

• Leading project setup meetings

• Collaborating with multiple functional areas at all leadership levels

• Analyzing billing and revenue issues and providing solutions that adhere to policy

• Resolving discrepancies and inaccuracies that will aid in proper billing to our external customers and revenue reporting to the SEC


Required Skills:

• Candidate must be able to multi‐task in a fast paced environment with moderate supervision, which will require a flexible schedule and occasional overtime.

• Candidate must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook and Word).

• Candidate must be able to work well independently and as part of a team.

• Candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration or a related discipline is required.

Desired Skills:

• Prior experience in Government Contracting. Previous exposure to SAIC policies and procedures and experience with Deltek Costpoint highly desirable.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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