Revenue Staff Accountant

Location: Portland, OR

Department: Accounting

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The revenue staff accountant is primarily responsible for preparing and facilitating all aspects of the firm’s accounts receivable/revenue accounting cycle. This includes conducting research, performing critical analyses, and skillfully communicating revenue related issues and accounting processes to the accounting department and project leadership. This person will also be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and resolving complex project accounting problems including: identification of underlying issues, recognizing exceptions, and recommending solutions.


About SERA     
SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.

We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the making of whole and beautiful places.    

Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team. 


Job Title: Revenue Staff Accountant
Department: Finance/HR
Supervisor: Accounting Manager
FLSA: Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepare and issue monthly project invoices for all firm projects
  2. Prepare monthly revenue recognition work papers in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  3. Prepare accounts receivable aging reports to ensure timely collection of invoices
  4. Prepare work in process aging reports to ensure timely billing of transactions
  5. Review and abstract executed contracts for relevant billing terms and contract amounts
  6. Review project set-up in the accounting/project information system
  7. Research and solve complex consultant invoicing issues
  8. Prepare and facilitate the lien waiver process for applicable projects
  9. Collect, review, and process monthly project accounting reports
  10. Assist and provide backup for accounts payable, payroll, and cash receipts
  11. Assist in project profitability and revenue metrics analysis as assigned
  12. Assist in special projects as assigned
  13. Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience required
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years accounting experience required
  • Architectural/Engineering/Construction industry experience preferred
  • Experience with Deltek Vision or Deltek for Professional Services preferred
  • Experience with system upgrades and hands-on testing preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook/Word/Excel)
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel including analytical functionality (pivot tables, queries, filtering etc.)
  • Ability to apply professionalism and discretion in handling of confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and efficiently complete duties of position
  • Ability to effectively communicate revenue related issues
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Meticulous analytical/documentation skills
  • Takes initiative, evokes process improvements, and can work collaboratively
  • Action-oriented, approachable and customer-focused attitude
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy


SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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