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Senior Accountant

Arlington, VA
Title:                     Senior Accountant
Location:               Arlington, VA
Salary:                  DOE
 
The Senior Accountant reports to the Controller and is a key position for the company. The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing a variety of accounting support and system administration duties. The successful candidate will have prior experience with a majority of tasks required to close the books of the company and will be self motivated to meet close deadlines. Prior experience in a government contracting environment is required.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform general accounting and financial reporting functions
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Perform month-, quarter-, year-end accounting closing process
  • Prepare journal entries to include basic accruals to complex adjustments and reclassifications
  • Manage fixed asset subsidiary ledger
  • Key role in development and maintenance of cost pool allocations and reporting
  • Key role in indirect rate development, maintenance and reporting
  • Work with other corporate accounting functions, including payroll, AP and travel to ensure  appropriate accounting treatment is being followed
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Assist in revenue recognition process
  • Time and Expense administrative support as required
 
Skills and Qualifications:
Required
  • Senior-level knowledge of all accounting functions, including:
    • A/R
    • A/P
    • Fixed assets
    • Accruals, prepaids, and amortization
    • Project accounting
    • Project setup
    • Project billing and revenue
    • Payroll
    • State tax requirements
  • Knowledge of Government and commercial contracting
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office with minimal direction
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial data
  • Advanced skill level with MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, and familiarity with FAR and CAS regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to interact across all levels of the organization
  • Possess strong investigative, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employee files
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
 
Desired
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Experience with Paychex
  • Knowledge of contracting vehicles, including GSA Schedule 70
  • CPA or other accounting-related certification
  • Pricing experience
 
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent work experience
 
Certifications:
  • The following certifications (more than one is preferred): Lunarline, Inc. School of Cybersecurity “Certified Expert” certifications.
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