Centerra Group LLC.

AP Specialist

US-FL-Palm Beach Gardens
Job ID
Accounting/Finance - Accounts Payable/Receivable


Centerra, a Constellis Company, is the world’s leading international government solutions group, specializing in sectors where security, safety and mitigation of operational risk are considered strategic necessities. Centerra has evolved beyond security and fire support services, and continues to diversify and expand offerings primarily through organic growth and select targeted acquisitions. Centerra is now recognized as a major provider of integrated facilities support services for government and top commercial customers. Centerra’s lines of business include Security, Nuclear Surety, Fire and Emergency Services, Base Operations Support (BOS), Facilities, Fleet, Construction and Training services.

Centerra is seeking an AP Specialist to work at our headquarters located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Centerra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


In this role, you will be responsible for a range of general staff accounting tasks but will be primarily responsible for all accounting work associated with processing accounts payable, expense reporting, sales/use tax submission and operating fund requests. As the AP Specialist, you will match documents, obtain proper approvals, code and enter vouchers, assemble voucher packages, and process check payments, ACH disbursement files and wire requests. The ideal candidate will possess their Associate’s degree in Accounting, 2+ years of relevant work experience in government contracting and have Deltek Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense (T&E) Experience.

• Be responsible for all accounting work necessary to insure accounts payable are processed in a timely and efficient manner
• Process and review vendor invoices, employee expense reports and operating fund requests for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with FAR, FTR, CAS, Company policies and specific contract terms
• Prepare voucher packages for review and approval
• Review and audit electronic expense reports
• Maintain accounts payable files
• Effectively handle vendor and employee inquiries including account research, correspondence and communications when needed
• Provide employee training on proper expense report preparation
• Identify and accrue sales and use tax monthly
• Coordinate with purchasing and receiving personnel to ensure timely close-out of open purchase orders
• Prepare 1099 forms annually and file in accordance with IRS deadlines
• Prepare assigned account reconciliations and ensure timely resolution of all credit card charges
• Maintain AP inbox (Preparation of invoices that come electronically, wire request processing, resolving issues, etc.)
• Coordinate and assist with administrative duties, and other tasks as needed.


• Associates degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a government contracting environment with a basic understanding of FAR and CAS regulations
• Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work efficiently
• Must be organized and have a strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Deltek Costpoint experience
• Deltek Time & Expense (T&E) experience
• Ability to interact and communicate, both oral and written, with individuals across the organization
• Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
• Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process.


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