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Staff Accountant

Washington, DC
Opportunity available for a direct hire, Staff Accountant in Washington, D.C.  For this position, you will be a significant contributor to the month-end accounting close process, performing a variety of routine and non-routine daily accounting functions for our client and subsidiaries and ensure appropriate account control procedures. As Staff Accountant, you will be doing hands-on accounting work and assist with accounts payable related daily and monthly tasks. As the ideal candidate, you will have an ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles, relevant work experience in a private or public accounting setting and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for month-end close and timely completion of deliverables according to the close calendar, including the preparation of journal entries in accordance with GAAP and preparation of assigned balance sheet account reconciliation
  • Analyze and record intercompany transactions with the parent company and subsidiaries. Ensure intercompany transactions are handled with accuracy and reconciled monthly to ensure proper elimination
  • Assist with Accounts Payable day-to-day functions including to but not limited to coding of invoices, monitoring invoice workflow in the automated Accounts Payable processing tool, processing of weekly check runs, and responding to internal and external inquiries related to Accounts Payable and T&E transactions
  • Assist with preparing financial schedules used for internal senior management reporting purposes. Provide responses to accounting inquiries by researching and interpreting data
  • Support external interim and year-end compliance work such as but not limited to financial audit and 401k audit by preparing and reviewing audit schedules and reports as listed on PBCs
  • Identify and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes
Staff Accountant Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in Accounting or Auditing role
  • CPA or CPA candidate
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and other accounting concepts and experience in their application
  • General ledger experience (month-end close, reconciliations and full cycle general ledger) required
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Ability to prioritize multiple/concurrent tasks, identify issues and resolve problems, and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Experience with Great Plains and Concur a plus
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented with strong analytical, interpersonal skills 
Job ID:  13526252

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