ESP Staff Accountant

ESP Associates, Inc. is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant whose primary responsibility will be Accounts Payable with the opportunity to expand into other areas based on performance and experience. The ideal candidate is a team-player motivated to further their career working within a dynamic and growing acquisition-oriented firm. The position will be located in our corporate office in Fort Mill, South Carolina (south Charlotte) office and supporting all remote office locations.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Processing overhead and project invoices for payment
• Distributing all invoices received daily for appropriate coding and approvals
• Printing daily, weekly, and monthly checks for accounts payable and maintaining related filing
• Creating new vendor files in compliance with 1099 regulations
• Maintaining insurance certificates and W-9 forms from new subcontractors for general liability and workers’ compensation coverage
• Verifying existing subcontractor’s certificates are up to date
• Preparing annual 1099’s
• Completing trade reference requests for new vendors/subcontractors
• Assisting with and performing research for various external audits
• Filing sales and use tax reports
• Filing various paperwork

Secondary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Entering new vehicle information and tracking tag expirations
• Maintaining mileage logs
• Assisting with payroll
• Reviewing employee expense reports and timesheets for accuracy
• Developing in depth knowledge of accounting and payroll platforms

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:
• Associates degree in accounting
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, a plus
• General accounting or Accounts Payable experience
• Knowledge of general ledger accounts
• Familiarity of accounting principles and practices
• Knowledge of local and state sales tax laws
• Intermediate experience with Excel and Word
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of people inside and outside the firm
• Ability to work well in a team environment with minimal supervision
• Must be proactive, very detailed oriented, and highly organized
• A/E industry experience, a plus
• Deltek Vision experience, a plus
• CPA or CPA track, a plus

Key Competencies:
Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Initiative, Planning and Organizing, Excellent Communication Skills, Problem Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection. ESP is honored to maintain over 30-year relationships with both public and private clients throughout the Southeast. Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranking of 256 in 2019. In the Southeast, ESP’s primary territory, the firm received the 2019 ENR Southeast Top Design Firms ranking of 30. 

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:

• Health and Dental Insurance
• PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Benefits Plan
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
• 401(k) Plan