• 19-Apr-2017 to 18-Jun-2017 (CST)
  • PHC
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Full Time

Providence, a multidiscipline engineering and environmental consulting firm with corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge and offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Houma, seeks a full-time experienced Staff Accountant for its Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller.



Assisting with month, quarter, and year-end close activities

Prepare and post accruals and recurring journal entries

Monitors the General Ledger for discrepancies and miss-posts. Alerts originating department of need for adjustment and assures that corrections/adjustments are processed to the correct account

Participates in the preparation of the annual budget and monthly cash forecasts

Monitors work flow in order to meet month-end/quarterly reporting requirements and alerts Controller to any issues with systems or staff which would impact the department's ability to meet deadlines

Maintaining internal process and procedures manual while developing a broad and deep understanding of all accounting processes and suggesting process improvements

Cross-train to assist Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams as needed and be a resource within accounting for operations staff questions/requests

Special projects and other duties as delegated by the Controller



Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or Finance


2 years full-time accounting experience; experience working in or with Engineering Firms a plus.

Understanding of accrual accounting, GAAP, and internal controls

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills

Detail oriented

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Deltek Vision a huge plus.

Effective organizational skills including the ability to work independently and consistently achieve reporting deadlines

Must be honest, trustworthy, discreet, and able to maintain strict confidentiality with all financial information



   Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

   Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

   Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Follows through on scheduled work times; Always punctual.

   Dependability - Commits to extended hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies supervisor with an alternate plan.

   Initiative - Volunteers readily; Asks for and offers help when needed


About Providence: The name Providence, by definition, means "making provisions for the future". Our name highlights the emphasis we place on the future and the roads that will take us there. We aim to provide for our clients long into the future, and accordingly, we maintain their best interests as our focus. Providence's professionals value the relationships we develop with our clients and we think the results of our passion are evident in every deliverable we produce.


   We offer competitive salaries plus bonuses and excellent benefits.

   Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

   Health and dental plans

   Flexible schedules

   Tuition Reimbursement Program

   401(K) with discretionary profit sharing contributions

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