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Senior Accountant

Herndon, VA

Education
•          Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
 
Certificates, Licenses And Registrations
•          CPA or CPA candidate is a plus
 
Work Experience
•          3-8 years of industry or public accounting experience (experience with a publicly-traded company is a plus)

Responsibilities
  • Compile and analyze data to prepare journal entries for various accounts and transactions.
  • Maintain and reconcile various subledgers.
  • Analyze various invoices and contracts to determine appropriateness
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and other balance sheet reconciliations and independently identify/resolve reconciling items in support of ending asset and liability balances
  • Prepare various month end schedules including details of variance analysis
  • Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and communicate to management any inconsistencies or issues identified during the daily or month-end close processes.
  • Use professional judgment in compiling, adjusting, and evaluating the accuracy of accruals for assigned general ledger accounts
  • Independently communicate with other company personnel and contacts outside of the company to gather needed information and/or resolve issues.
  • Assists with requests related to internal and external audits and work with auditors to resolve audit questions.
  • Generate and send daily reports to various departments as needed.
  • Work on various SOX tasks and projects.
  • Reviews existing processes, identifies opportunities for improvement and helps to implement approved changes
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

Certificates, Licenses And Registrations
  • CPA or CPA candidate is a plus

Work Experience
  • 3-8 years of industry or public accounting experience (experience with a publicly-traded company is a plus)

Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a commonly used ERP/General Ledger system (Oracle/PeopleSoft financials is a plus)
  • Hands-on experience with subledger systems
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficiency in analytical skills and ability to manipulate financial data.
  • Intermediate knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel (pivots, VLOOKUP's, nested formulas, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work extra hours during month-end/quarter-end close cycle

 
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