Accounting Project Coordinator

Location: Allen, TX

Department: Accounting

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Forte Payment Systems is a professional high-tech company that provides merchant accounts and payment processing solutions.  Our work environment is not like most.  Don’t mistake our casual easy-going attitude for laziness.  We work hard, but we also know that people are more productive when they are happy.  Hard work is rewarded with competitive salaries, an extensive benefits package and fun activities such as office game tournaments, family picnics, monthly lunches and more.

We are looking for an Accounting Project Coordinator who will be the liaison between Accounting and Product/IT teams.  They will provide project management of the Accounting Department requests and needs and provide Accounting expertise and perspective in the development of system reporting and system enhancements.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: 

  • Develop tools and best practices for project management and execution
  • Manage Accounting department system enhancement and reporting requests from initiation to completion
  • Be accountable for project results along with the Product Manager and IT resource
  • Work with Product Manager and stakeholders to provide input to outlining scope, goals, resources, financial considerations, and timing of product developments
  • Work with Product Manager and IT resource to deliver mock-ups, review return mock-ups, and User Acceptance Test work in both test and live environments
  • Provide regular reporting on status of requests – including initial request dates, history of request, latest updates, and milestones
  • Gain understanding of all Accounting department processes through study of P&P documentation
  • Gain understanding of all Accounting department process through team lead inquiries and process walk-throughs
  • Roll out changes, enhancements, and developments to the Accounting team so that there is a seamless transition in the accounting processes to reduce risk of impacts to  merchant’s, partner’s, or on financial statements via material misstatements
  • Provide end of project feedback related to timing, versions and revisions, delivered results
  • Issue identification and troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned

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, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or equivalent experience 
  • Must have previous experience in a general ledger accounting role
  • Must have a high level of understanding of accounting principles
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Previous project and/or team leadership experience preferred
  • Experience in payment processing industry a plus
  • Must have exceptional communication and strategic thinking skills
  • Must be responsible and reliable
  • Must have a high degree of self-organization
  • Must be accurate and have attention to details
  • Must have ability to work effectively under stressful working conditions
  • Must be able to work well in a fast paced, evolving environment and meet required deadlines
  • Must have exceptional communication and strategic thinking skills
  • Must possess excellent analytical, problem solving, and assessment skills
  • Must have ability to learn systems quickly
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