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Billing Accountant

Company: Tetra Tech, Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Billing Accountant will have a range of responsibilities, but the primary function will be to manage the billing of an assigned portfolio of projects. The Billing Accountant will report directly to the Accounting Manager but will work daily with the project management teams and accounting staff. The preferred location for this role is in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.


  • Prepare and submit monthly client invoices for all projects within assigned portfolio ensuring invoices are billed accurately and consistently within award requirements and on a timely basis.
  • Follow up on overdue AR balances and ensure that clients are fully satisfied with each project's invoicing.
  • Assist in contract set up and closeouts.
  • Research and resolve billing issues with external and internal clients.
  • Maintain company's billing files.
  • Perform monthly general ledger review and account reconciliations.
  • Perform audit support for internal and external audits.
  • Complete other tasks as requested by the Accounting Manager and Controller.

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required.
    • Minimum two years of relevant accounting experience required. Minimum two years of United States Government (USG) accounting experience preferred.
    • Experience working with complex data and assess, interpret, and apply government and commercial contract terms, requirements, and specifications.
    • Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
    • Ability to identify and solve problems, work independently, learn about all components of contract implementation, and find ways to improve efficiencies with accounting functions in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, attention to detail, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Ability to obtain a security clearance required.

      At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

      MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

      We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

      MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

      Pay Transparency Statement:

      We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant, and equitable approach to employment compensation. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $68,000 to $75,000 USD.

      Reasonable Accommodations:

      MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech's Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

      Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Keywords: Tetra Tech, Inc., Arlington , Billing Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Arlington, Virginia

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