Staff Accountant

  • Job Tracking ID: 20170714-ACCT
  • Job Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 31, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years

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Job Description:

Perform process accounting functions such as A/P payments and processing, expense reconciliations, filing, and support for other account roles with a high degree of accuracy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Codes, enters and processes general A/P
  • Matches A/P invoices against purchase orders 
  • Performs A/P check runs, PWP (pay when paid) and sub consultant check runs
  • Resolves A/P issues, communicates, and reconciles vendor statements
  • Processes bank loans & amortization schedules for vehicles loans
  • Reviews and processes employee expense reimbursements
  • Administers VISA credit cards for all employees
  • Reconciles VISA expenses, scans all statements, verifies backup, and reviews charges for accurate project and GL coding
  • Reconciles benefits by department and sets up timely payment
  • Reconciles and processes Union benefits
  • Maintains purchase orders module and closes out PO’s when appropriate
  • Assists with bank deposits 
  • Processes year-end 1099s and obtains vendor W-9 forms 
  • Assists employees with minor Vision technical issues
  • Assists in year-end processing as needed
  • Assists with Overhead audit process
  • Performs various accounting functions and back-up to Controller and Senior Business Analyst
  • Filing
  • Other accounting duties as needed

Experience and Skills:

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma (Bachelor's Degree desired)
  • Valid California driver’s license and an insurable driving record


  • 5 years of accounting experience with increasing levels of knowledge and responsibility
  • 2 years of experience within the AEC industry in a financial/accounting role desired


  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision or similar accounting software is desired

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes 100% of each employee’s health, vision, dental and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability benefit, 401(k) contribution match, tuition reimbursement (for career path), and many other benefits. MNS pays a percentage of dependent costs.

We commit to improve processes with the belief that our employees are our greatest resource. We nurture a culture where each individual’s abilities, experience, and style are encouraged, rewarded, valued and shared in a way that strengthens the overall outcome of each discipline. On a personal level, we host annual events and encourage other activities for FUN and to serve the community!

We make a difference in people’s lives every day. Our commitment to steady growth has allowed us to confidently celebrate over 55 years of past service as we prepare for 55 more! We look forward to talking to you.

MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MNS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.