Title:   Accounting Assistant

Location:  Charlotte, NC

ZAPATA is a diverse, full-service engineering and field services company with operations throughout the Continental United States and Pacific in support of Department of Defense, federal government, and private sector clients.  The Company is seeking an Accounting Assistant in the Charlotte, NC headquarters.

Position Summary: 

This position is responsible for the timely and accurate posting of financial transactions, including handling accounts payable, billing, and administrative functions.  Provide additional support to other members of the accounting team as needed.


Accounts Payable

  • Review and enter vendor invoices
  • Review Purchase order agreements
  • Obtain Proper approval by appropriate personnel
  • Review for Appropriateness of charges and allocations
  • Review for double billings and overcharges
  • Assist with vendor requests and inquiries
  • Maintain files of paid invoices

Maintain Vendor Documentation

  • Maintain vendor database
  • Maintain Forms W-9

Employee Expense Reports

  • Review and enter expense reports
  • Verify approvals by appropriate management
  • Accounting for Outstanding advances
  • Maintain employee expense files

A/R Billing

  • Provide Support for Billing
  • Provide copies as needed for support of billing charges

Additional duties as requested


  • Two year degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similarly responsible role
  • Knowledge of DSL  Financial Management System preferred
  • Experience with Construction/Engineering Government contracting a plus
  • Willingness to cross train to learn all aspects of accounting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to build relationships

ZAPATA offers a competitive benefits package, including but not limited to:  medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability and life insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, and 401(k) participation.

All employment offers are contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check and drug screen. ZAPATA participates in E-Verify.


EOE AA M/F/Disabled/Veterans

VEVRAA Federal contractor. ZAPATA desires priority referrals.

Drug Free Workplace


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