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Lead Billing Accountant

CDM Smith
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Description:
Responsible for managing special projects; supervise and support department in all billing & Cash functions, providing training and direction, while ensuring accurate, timely invoicing of all clients; and ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.
Billing Functions
-Manages the day-to-day activity of staff. Provides feedback on performance appraisals. Manages the development and training of staff. Approves paid time off requests (PTO) and ensures human resources policies are followed.
-Tracks contract invoice status, including new contracts with unbilled costs and old contracts in closeout. Oversees the resolution of contract billing issues.
-Reviews and approves invoices prepared by billing accountants, as quality control
-Tracks accounts receivable and oversees the resolution of accounts receivable issues. Also oversees and approves the generation of the accounts receivable aging report.
-Implements long-term goal of converting billings from custom billing system to Cost Point accounting system.
-Oversees the reconciliation of costs and hours between the custom billing system and the standard accounting system.
-Oversees and assists with special projects.
-Performs other duties as required.
Employee and Personal Leadership Development
-Coach, develop, and mentor subordinates to achieve quality performance while continuing to develop personal management skill necessary to lead staff and handle unique management challenges.
-Promote employee development by establishing performance measures that encourage employees to excel
-Continually assess personal management skills determining strengths and developing a plan to address areas for growth
-Participate in the development of strategies to find optimal solutions to compensate, attract, and retain the talent necessary to achieve established goals and objectives
-Review monthly performance status reports ensuring staff is held accountable for timely and quality
-Assist staff with establishing and attaining career development goals
-Ensure that employee training is effectively conducted for all positions throughout assigned area of responsibility
-Conduct formal appraisals and performance reviews
-Comply with Equal Employment Opportunity
-Review and recommend suggestions to management when updates to job descriptions are required as responsibilities change
-Ensure that employees training is effectively conducted for all positions throughout assigned area of responsibility utilizing appropriate combinations of formal, informal, one-on-one, and on-the-job training
-Ensure that detailed, written training materials are developed and continuously evaluated and updated
Project Assistance
-Participate in the activities associated with a variety of departmental projects ensuring established timelines are met
-Prepare reports, material and documentation as requested
-May update project plan
-Create and maintain organized project files
-Provide project lead with status reports throughout assigned projects detailing project status and timelines
Report Preparation
-Generate reports as requested
-Conduct research and compile data for report preparation
-Prepare reports, identify, and resolve discrepancies
-Distribute reports as requested by Manager
Team Interfaces/Customer Service
-Cooperate with team members to meet goals or complete tasks
-Provide quality customer service that exceeds customer expectations and improves level of service being provided
-Treat all internal/external stakeholders, team members and department contacts with dignity/respect

Job Title:

Lead Billing Accountant
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Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance or related field required.
-Minimum of 12+ years progressively experience in project accounting, billing, cash application.
-Minimum 3-5 year lead or supervisory experience preferred
-Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel.
-Possesses thorough knowledge of general accounting principles involving billings and receivables, as well as the client billing system and accompanying processes and procedures.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Why CDM Smith?:
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.
Job Site


India - Bangalore
Agency Disclaimer:
All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.
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Background Check and Drug Testing Information:
CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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