Operational Accountant- Bozeman

  • Wildfire Defense Systems
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Mar 22, 2021
Full time Accounting Operations

Job Description

The primary responsibilities for the Operational Accountant are to QA/QC and approve engine shift tickets to provide complete and accurate data for sub-contractors, employees, and clients. The Operational Accountant must be detail-oriented, organizes and tracks the engine shift tickets to ensure that all information is accurate and ready to be processed by corporate accounting. This individual communicates with field employees when engine shift tickets are not submitted or erroneous, or to address any questions to ensure approval of time to sub-contractors and clients occurs in an appropriate time frame. This individual is responsible for the final review and approval of expenses and time for the engine and individuals on the assignment, dictated by the engine shift ticket. The Operational Accountant works individually and with the team to support corporate accounting in the accuracy and efficiency of this vital process of field operations. This individual follows the directives of the Operational Accounting Lead who distributes daily assignments and tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities\

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control of engine shift tickets.
  • Assemble missing shift tickets list daily.
  • Communicate with the field to fix mistakes, as necessary.
  • Review and approve shift tickets as final accounting entries.
  • Various jobs as assigned by the Operational Accounting Lead
  • Cross-train in other WDS departments as appropriate
    • This position does not supervise others.


Job Requirements
Required Qualifications

  • Working towards or has completed an undergraduate program or equivalent experience (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Proven software competency i.e., MS Office Suite, Google Earth

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Excel or other modern data tools

Required Competencies

  • Show strength in analytics (understanding and manipulating data) and critical thinking. Assignments will vary and will require the Operational Accountant to determine the best sources for information and take the appropriate steps to complete the task.
  • Must be effective working on multiple projects simultaneously and able to responsibly prioritize time between projects.
  • Self-motivated to begin and continue tasks without continual supervision. An ideal candidate will have a curiosity to learn and seek a greater understanding of any endeavor they undertake.
  • Desire to learn and seek greater involvement.
  • Desire to explore multiple avenues until a resolution is reached. (Needed when data discrepancies are present, when determining data queries, and when exploring process/software development solutions.)

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting or standing at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15-lbs.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts WDS rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Wildfire Defense Systems, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.