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Senior Accountant

Silver Spring, MD
Exciting opportunity with a growing and stable mission-based organization.  As the Senior Accountant, you will be an integral member of the accounting team. This highly motivated individual will have a wide range of responsibilities supporting several key processes, reporting, and performing analytical activities on the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow as well as responding to ad hoc request from internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded; reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts, research and reconcile all discrepancies
  • Maintain the Fixed asset ledger which includes preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger to fixed assets system, and preparation of depreciation schedules for budgeting purposes
  • Prepare cash journals into the general ledger
  • Prepare Monthly and yearly cost reports
  • Assist in preparing budgets for all locations
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes
  • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • 3+ years of experience performing extensive accounting functions including journal entries, account reconciliations, preparation of supporting schedules and financial statements
  • MBA or CPA certification is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency with accounting software and experience with software system implementations
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good Communications Skills
  • Accuracy in daily work and other projects
  • Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships both, internal and external personnel
  • Ability to function as a team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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