Accountant II

Nordic-Calista Services

Anchorage, AK

Calista CorporationRegular


Accountant II will maintain the project and general ledger records, and monitor cost, funding, and revenue recognition. This position will also prepare project reports, reconciliations, and audit work papers for a growing company with multiple projects.


  • Provide monthly financial data for assigned projects.

  • Attend project kick-off meetings for new contracts (if applicable).

  • Setup new projects according to contract terms, including revenue recognition analysis.

  • Track, monitor, and analyze active projects.

  • Communicate with Project Managers and supervisors to ensure bills are accurate and are issued timely.

  • Review A/P vouchers and Expense Reports for accuracy and proper coding.

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Prepare project ledger to general ledger reconciliations.

  • Prepare bank reconciliations.

  • Prepare financial statement analysis.

  • Prepare journal entries.

  • Provide support for audit requests and prepare audit workpapers.

  • Assist with research or duties as needed to support intercompany activities.

  • Prepare and maintain prepaid accounts amortization schedules.

  • Prepare sales and use tax returns or gross receipt tax returns as needed.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Strong working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

  • G/L experience, experience with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with employees, business partners, and clients via written and verbal communication methods.

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems and knowledge of company-specific software. Proficiency in standard computer software, application programs and e-mail. Typing 45 wpm and 10-key by touch.

  • Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.

  • Comprehensive computer skills are required for this position.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, and make decisions based on available information. Ability to use judgment and discretion.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations and effectively plan and organize duties to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Ability to work with concentration, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for minimum of four years of direct relevant experience.

  • Minimum of three years of accounting or related field experience.

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint preferred.

  • Ability to pass a drug, background, and credit check.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Calista has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. The noise level is moderately quiet.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and to spouses of Calista shareholders, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g).

Additionally, it is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

It is Calista and Subsidiaries' business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.