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Accounting Specialist
Title:Accounting Specialist
Job Location:Norfolk, Virginia
Position opened: 12/21/12
Positon closed:  01/04/13

CN Control #N2012-045
Listing 3.06.02 v1

 Firm Description
Celebrating over 90 years of success, Clark Nexsen, PC is a full-service, multi-discipline architectural and engineering design firm. We are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in Washington DC, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, and Macon, Brunswick, and Atlanta, GA. Our 500+ employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development.  We are ranked among the top 200 international A/E design firms by Engineering News-Record and have been recognized many times as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.

Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Short- and Long-term Disability, Vacation/Sick.  Optional Aflac, Flexible Benefits, and Legal Resources available.

Job Description
We seek to hire an Accounting Specialist in our Norfolk Office who will be part of an accounting team responsible for supporting a large architectural and engineering firm.
General areas of involvement and responsibilities include:
  • Processing expense vouchers and expense advances for employees, including review of allowable/non-allowable expenses per IRS and FAR guidelines
  • Processing cash receipts and assigning them to correct projects for client billing.
  • Preparing sales and use tax filings for VA, DC, NC, GA, and TX
  • Maintaining several Excel spreadsheets of assets and leasehold improvements.
  • Maintaining up-to-date filing of employee expense vouchers and vendor invoices
  • Providing word-processing, data entry, copying, scanning, printing and other general administrative support functions as needed in support of the Controller and Accounting Manager,
  • Providing back-up support to other activities within the department such as billing, payroll, and travel
  • Monitor employee Advance Ledger with General Ledger
  • Reconciliation of Air Travel Transactions
  • Other tasks, as assigned


  • Minimum High School diploma or GED
 Additional consideration will be given for:
  • Associates degree or certificate in Accounting or business-related field
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting 

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have the following:
  • Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
  • Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
Software Skills
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following software programs:
  • Deltek Vision
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Word
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with the following:
  • Quickbooks
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Newforma Project Center
Career Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum 1 year, preferably 3-5 years of accounts payable experience. 4-year accounting degrees with less than 1 year experience will be considered.  Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have prior experience working in an architectural, engineering, or construction firm and candidates who have a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping.
Other Criteria

The ideal candidate will:
  • Live locally or have local ties to the area
  • Present an organized application and resume. Affirmative answers to relevant experience questions in the application should be clearly backed up in the application itself or within a resume (which can be attached)
  • Possess excellent written communication skills, being able to prepare effective and concise documents 
  • Possess strong verbal communication skills, being comfortable communicating with management, employees, and vendors in a courteous manner about A/P voucher issues
  • Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole

EOE/AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. We do not typically sponsor H-1B visas.
Must apply online through corporate website at 

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