Staff Accountant

St. Louis, MO /
Midwest – Admin-Geotechnology /
/ Hybrid
UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.

This position will be primarily responsible for handling the accounting transactions relating to bank account reconciliations, month end journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, and other general accounting responsibilities as needed.  This position will support the Accounting Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department.  This position requires solid communication, technology, organizational, and analytical skills.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Download daily bank activity from bank website and reconcile all bank accounts in Deltek Vantagepoint daily/weekly/monthly.  Ensure all outstanding items are properly accounted for and valid.
    • Follow up and address old outstanding items on the bank reconciliations on a timely basis.
    • Follow up on any unusual items on the daily bank activity report, ie. – returned checks, returned deposits, bank/credit card fees that need to be booked, etc. 
    • Own the trial balance.  Reconcile General Ledger accounts monthly. 
    • Participate in the month-end close processes and timelines which includes: producing Month-End Close journal entries, preparing monthly account reconciliations for general ledger accounts, and investigating account reconciliation variances. 
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget 
    • Assist with audit preparation and requests 


    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Accounting or Finance major or equivalent experience required
    • One to two years or more of experience in accounting or finance
    • Must possess intermediate to advanced excel skills
    • Experience with Deltek Vantagepoint or Paycom a major plus
    • CPA or CMA preferred 
    • Must have strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Excel
    • Must possess strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and see projects through to completion
Who We Are:  
UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.
Growing in Excellence
As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 75 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.
Why Work at UES?
We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace. Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.
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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.