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Griffith Company Project Accountant Assistant in Bakersfield, California

At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 115+ year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.

We are looking for a Project Accountant Assistant for our Bakersfield office. The Project Accountant Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the Project Accountants and Lead Project Accountant in monitoring job profitability for their respective Region and will also be responsible for the daily processing of invoices.  This position will start off as a temporary assignment with the opportunity for permanent hire.

Essential Functions

  • Work with subcontractors to facilitate compliance and process subcontractor payments.

  • Sending and tracking of subcontractor change orders via DocuSign

  • Gather supporting documents for completing Time and Materials billing.

  • Provide liaison support between subcontractors, project accountants, and project managers/project engineers.

  • Post daily cost accruals.

  • Assist project managers with the processing of contract billings.

  • Assist with administrative support, various projects, backup reception support etc.

  • Accounts payable processing including: obtaining approvals for payment, matching invoices to purchase orders, preparation and coding of invoices, entry of invoices into the accounting system, vendor correspondence and reconciliations, and discount management.

  • Assist with collection efforts to minimize past due AR balances.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in accounting.

  • Minimum one year of high volume accounts payable experience required

  • (1500-2000 invoices/month)

  • Experience with processing subcontractor payments is preferred.

  • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills.

  • Must have excellent communication and written skills.

  • Must be detail-oriented.

  • Must be proficient with Excel, Word and Outlook applications.

  • Ability to analyze data.

  • Must be a team player.

  • Ability to perform analysis of spreadsheets relating to accounts payable entry and general accounting, calculate figures and amounts including unit of measure issues, discounts and tax.


  • Effective communication

  • Critical thinking

  • Team player

  • Time management/multitasking

  • Detail oriented

  • Service oriented

  • Analytical thinking

  • Punctual

Physical Requirements

  • Most time spent in an indoor office environment

  • Sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time

  • Occasional lifting of files and boxes up to 20 lbs

  • Pushing/pulling of file cabinets

  • Extended visual use of a computer screen

  • Frequent typing

Company Benefits Package

In addition to offering a comprehensive benefits package for all employees — including a superior health benefits package — Griffith Company also offers generous performance-based compensation. As part of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Corporation, Griffith Company employees have the opportunity to directly and financially benefit from the Company's success. Other benefits include vacation time, sick days, paid holidays, and a 401K program. (Benefits are subject to eligibility requirements)

Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates outside of the local area on a case-by-case basis.

Hourly rate: $22-24 Hourly 

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Griffith Company is an equal opportunity employer and an employee-owned company.

Important Notice to Staffing Agencies/Recruiting Firms

Griffith Company will not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate, Griffith Company employee or any of our external recruiting partners whom we already have an executed written agreement with. Any unsolicited resumes sent to any of the following will be considered Griffith Company property: Griffith Company mailing address, fax machine or email address; Griffith Company employees; or to Griffith Company's applicant/candidate database. Griffith Company will NOT pay a fee for any candidate placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Griffith Company will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Griffith Company’s Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Griffith Company will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Griffith Company’s CEO, Executive Vice President or Human Resources Director. No other Griffith Company employee is authorized to bind Griffith Company to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

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