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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

H. T. Harvey & Associates is looking for a self-motivated, and energetic staff accountant with prior experience in professional services, i.e. working with billing time and charges, for a full-time position in the operations group in our San Francisco Bay Area headquarters office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County).  The H. T. Harvey & Associates operations group provides business, accounting, finance, administrative, marketing, Geographic Information Systems, and IT support to the company’s ecologists and landscape architects and designers.  

What You'll Do

As a member of the accounting team in the operations group, you’ll assist accounting staff with accounting tasks— primarily accounts payable, payroll input, and client billing.  You’ll also help the accounting team with ad hoc office and accounting duties as needed. This is a salaried position.  Most of the duties can be performed remotely, but this position does require visits to the office a few times a week to process the accounting mail, deposit and issue checks, as well as other in-person tasks critical to company operations.  

Ideal Qualifications 

Training and Skills

  • BS or BA in Accounting or Finance, plus 1-2 years of work experience
  • Experience using accounting software (preferably Axium Ajera, but Deltek FMS or Vision acceptable)
  • Excellent proficiency with MS Excel
  • Accurate and rapid keyboarding skills


  • Eagle eye for detail (with numbers and words)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and service orientation 
  • Drive to follow guidelines and procedures thoroughly and consistently 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, positive energy, and can-do attitude
  • Ability to remain productive and service-oriented in spite of interruptions throughout the day
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize own work, and update status of assigned tasks frequently

Any of the following would be a great plus! 

  • A broad understanding of business and how the inputs and outputs of accounting are interconnected  
  • General knowledge of GAAP
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills 
  • Interest in and awareness of the natural world and science

A valid clean California driver’s license is required for this position.

How to Apply
Please send us your resume and a complete cover letter that addresses the following:
(1)    Your greatest strength as an employee
(2)    Your favorite place to spend time, near or far
(3)    Anything else you’d like us to know about you that isn’t reflected in your resume
Note: Please combine your resume and cover letter into one file. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please submit your application materials through our applicant portal here.