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Financial Specialist (GovCon)

Washington, DC
Our client, a federal government consulting firm in Washington, DC is seeking an experienced Finance Specialist with 3-5 years’ experience.

This is a contract to hire opportunity with compensation in the range of $32-$36 per hour and annual salary of $75,000-$85,000. The Finance Specialist will provide financial and accounting support to the growing operations team.

Required Experience/Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or similar field
  • At least 3 years of experience in finance/accounting in a federal government consulting firm
  • Ability to safeguard sensitive company and confidential information
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DCAA and other regulations pertinent to government consulting
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Responsible for calculating rates for subcontractors and consultants
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite and accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Unanet)
  • Ability to prepare, present, and explain financial information to a variety of audiences
  • US citizenship or permanent resident and the ability to pass a background check
 
Preferred Experience/Skills:
  • CPA Certification is a plus
  • Familiarity with finance and statistical analysis software (e.g Smartsheet)
  • Familiarity with Unanet
  • Familiarity with Namely or similar payroll processing system
 
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Manage account payables and receivables activities
  • Maintain and update the corporate budget for inputs from leadership and project managers and identify and communicate financial risks immediately
  • Manage credit card receipt collection and classification
  • Create monthly and quarterly variance analysis reports and other spending analysis reports for leadership, as well as work with management to develop strategies to maximize budget efficiencies and adjustments
  • Generate and submit client invoices on a monthly basis
  • Prepare weekly cash flow reports
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll processing (payroll, expense reimbursements, reconciliations, troubleshooting)
  • Coordinate or assist with the budget process
  • Analyze and report cost variances
  • Review RFPs, analyze pricing requirements, prepare cost volumes for submission at both the prime and subcontractor levels
  • Maintain and evaluate financial documents and data for correctness and completeness
  • Create and maintain users and project financial data in our timekeeping and expense system (Unanet)
  • Review all accounting procedures and policies and recommend improvements to ensure DCAA compliance
  • Identify areas for continuous process improvement and business optimization and assist in enforcing financial standards
  • Assist staff on accounting practices and update/maintain financial records
  • Review expense reimbursement requests from staff
  • Work with Project Managers and Contract Specialist to ensure processes are implemented correctly and data needs are addressed
  • Assist in the collection of company Key Performance Indicators across all functions
  • Provide back-up for the Director of Finance
 
 

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