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Senior Accountant (Closed)

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

Job #1572489
Arlington, Virginia


Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Arlington (Courthouse Metro)

Duration: 6 Month Contract (maternity leave coverage)

Bill Rate: ~$60 - $65/hr (some flex)


This position will cover a maternity leave of the assistant controller (role be a lower level position than the assistant controller and an individual contributor position). The assistant controller is going on mat leave in May and they would like to get somebody on board ASAP for cross training. This will be a general accounting role but they need somebody that can do root cause analysis and serve as the escalation point when intercompany reconciliations are not matching up.


Your Responsibilities Include

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy and monthly financial statements that are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Perform monthly closing responsibilities, including preparing journal entries for review by accounting management
  • Work with accounting management and external audit firm to ensure an efficient annual audit process
  • Gain an understanding of general ledger accounts and effectively communicate to members of the Accounting and Finance team the activity that has occurred and resulting financial reporting implications
  • Work with accounting management to ensure partner organizations’ financial reports are accurate and issued in accordance with the financial reporting schedule
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Collaborate with Accounting and Finance teams to review monthly financials and ad hoc requests
  • Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes when necessary
  • Ability to dig into root cause of issues and resolve them
  • Ability to develop deep understanding of the organizations and finances you support


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • 3-5+ years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment


Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Experience in Sage Intacct accounting software