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Senior Accountant 16341436

Arlington, Virginia

Senior Accountant
Temp to Hire 
$85k-$90K conversion
Hybrid – Arlington – 3 days
Must be hands on – ability to deal with complex accounting process.

JOB SUMMARY:
As an integral member of the finance team the Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable is one of the main contributors to financial statements, annual budgets, and forecasts. S/he completes monthly reconciliations, journal entries and other work needed to close books in a timely manner. Supervises accounts payable coordinator position. Reviews recurring financial processes such as check-runs and credit card reconciliations and assists in developing and monitoring internal controls to ensure best practices are followed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Assist Director of Finance with Monthly Close and general reporting (approximately 65% of effort):
  • Works with accounting staff and Director of Finance on day-to-day accounting functions and monthly closing process, particularly regarding accounts payable.
  • Responsible for all processes related to disbursements and their recording in the GL.
  • Directs and reviews work of Accounts Payable Coordinator including the timely and accurate payment of invoices, and all other disbursements.
  • Assists in preparation of financial statements for the organization, including for 25 different programs or activities.
  • Responsible for credit card accounts, monthly AMEX payoff, and monthly tie in to accounts payable balance in the general ledger.
  • Ensures accounts payable journal ties into accounts payable general ledger balance each month.
  • Creates reports in several software programs as needed.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, and reviewing of internal control procedures particularly those in the accounts payable area including those to prevent duplicate payments.
  • Responds to questions and provides financial information about financial reports and key performance indicators used by program managers and leadership in their decision making.
  • Supports program managers and executive office staff about accounts payable and other financial issues.
  • Other analysis projects.
Audit and Tax preparation (approximately 20% of effort)
  • Prepares monthly and annual schedules and workpapers for the annual audit and IRS Form 990’s and 990 T’s.
  • Create and review reports for special purposes and analyze specific activities or proposals.
Budget preparation (approximately 10% of effort):
  • Assists program managers with budget submissions, reviews program budgets for accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness.
  • Assists in preparation of budget document and development of key performance indicators to assist senior leadership with decision making.
Other Duties as assigned (approximately 5% of effort):
  • Provide advice, support, reports to program managers and other staff as situations require.
Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of related experience
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
Education and Experience Preferred:
  • Experience in public accounting, preparation of IRS Form 990, preparation of financial statements, and experience working in a membership association.
Certifications & Licenses Preferred:
  • CPA
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Required:
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Willingness and ability to track and meet multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Experience using complex accounting software including subsidiary ledgers.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to influence and engage others.
  • Ability to effectively utilize interpersonal skills and reliable information when working with internal customers, team members, and external stakeholders to accomplish project goals.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to consistently attend to details and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and commitment to keep information confidential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and commitment to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent technical support, analytical, and problem-solving skills
 

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