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Senior Accountant 16426632

Vienna, VA
Our client is a full-service public accounting and consulting firm. They are seeking an experienced Senior Accountant with 4+ years of Government Contracting experience with recent experience in either Unanet or Costpoint.
Compensation is in the range of $85,000 - $100,000 per year. This role can be remote if needed.
Types of projects you can expect:
  • Implementation of new accounting standards, including GASB 87 and GASB 96
  • Bank account and other subsidiary ledger reconciliation
  • Complex financial statement close processes
  • Drafting and reviewing Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFRs)
  • Cash to modified accrual or full accrual conversions
  • Large data set manipulation and problem solving
  • Internal control and best practice evaluation
  • Validation of information between multiple sources of financial information
What you need for this role:
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience within a public accounting firm or public sector environment (State and /or Local previous related experience required) performing external audit, consulting, or in the accounting and finance function
  • Strong governmental accounting skills (GASB)
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Strong accounting skills
  • Knowledge of professional standards and regulations and related systems
  • Prior experience with audit, accounting, and/or consulting standards (GASB, AICPA, GAS including Yellow Book/Green Book)
  • Prior experience with internal controls including documentation and testing of controls
  • Interest in serving state and local government clients
  • Ability to work in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
  • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to navigate Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFRs)  
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to rapidly changing environments
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time
Preferred skills and experience:
  • Licensed CPA
  • State & Local experience – with implementation of GASB standards
  • Experience with GFOA’s ACFR Special Review Process
  • Experience with financial statement close process or proposing adjustments or reclassifying journal entries
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve account reconciliation issues
  • Prior experience coaching and developing less experienced associates

What your days look like:
We support the performance of governmental accounting advisory engagements by delivering timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting support, including implementation of new accounting standards, account reconciliations and financial statement closing procedures, financial statement preparation, and on-demand governmental accounting support. A significant portion of the work performed centers in and around solving a government’s accounting and financial reporting challenges from implementation of new standards or staffing or event-driving needs at the state or local government.


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