Position Summary:

The Cost Accountant position will work under the guidance of the Senior Cost Accountant and Corporate Controller in playing a key role in the company’s month-end closing process. The Cost Accountant position is accountable for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, reviewing expenses, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments are collected. This position will also be responsible for assisting the corporate controller with balance sheet analytics, finance and planning, and the calculation of sales tax returns. The ideal candidate will have a 4-year degree in accounting or a related field (strongly preferred) and have 1 to 2 years of general accounting experience. The candidate should be detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills and an aptitude toward systems and automation (Excel, Microsoft Dynamics, Google Sheets). Sparks Marketing Corp. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated in order to work in their offices.

Common duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Participate in the Month End closing (project closeouts for the period end)
  • Closeout project accounts upon project completion
  • Use of costing system to accumulate costs, review for correctness and compare to the sales agreements
  • Make expense accruals where supplier invoices have not yet been received or posted to project accounts
  • Monitor and prepare transfers of expenses, where appropriate and approved, into and out of certain projects accounts or job numbers
  • Review expense transactions posting to a project account for duplication
  • Verify all transactions posting to a project account for completeness (labor, materials, add-ons)
  • Interface with account executives to supply final costing and create FINAL project billings to customers
  • Verify mathematical accuracy of all billings sent to the customer
  • Confer with receivables staff regarding unpaid billings
  • Compile information for external auditors, as required
  • Maintain close, supportive, and professional relationships with other Corporate Departments including but not limited to HR, Acctg and Finance, Account Management, Account Directors and IT
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of various business processes and understand their impact on various transactional systems. Where automation is lacking, ensure manual processes with proper controls and documentation exist to support accounting and finance
  • Assist corporate controller with analyses of key balance sheet GL accounts, sorting and analyzing quarterly/annual sales budgets and calculation/reconciliation of sales tax returns and balance sheet liability accounts.

Company Overview

WHO - A highly experienced team of idea-churnin’, brand-buildin’ coffee-chuggin’ strategists, marketers, producers, techies, and creative geniuses so charismatic you’ll want to introduce us to your mom.

WHAT- Whether you’re a start-up or a household name, we create big ideas that deliver value across a multitude of live brand interactions through insight, innovation and lots and lots of imagination

HOW – Big enough to deliver, small enough to adapt. It’s our agility that consistently enables us to accomplish great things while providing our clients with killer creativity, flexibility, and value.

Think you’ve got what it takes to hang with us?

We’ve built our reputation on creating awesome experiences for our clients, but equally important is the experience we create for our people. Yes, we work hard. But we also make it a point to have fun. And we find our people work that much harder when work doesn’t feel so much like, well, work. If you share our mindset, we should chat.

We’ve always got our eyes peeled for smart, hungry people who think that what we do isn’t so much a job as it is a way of life. And while any company can supply stuff like benefits (and, of course we do too!) our greatest benefit comes from the amazing people you’ll interact with daily, who will challenge and push you to think harder, be more creative and love what you do.


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Cost Accountant Located At Pa, Philadelphia - Job Post By: Sparks Marketing Llc

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