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Senior Accountant 16433624

Arlington, VA
Senior Accountant is one of the main contributors to financial statements, annual budgets, and forecasts. Responsible for completing 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.

  • Assists Director of Finance with Monthly Close and general reporting
  • 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 administering employee and Association credit card accounts, Tallie reconciliation process, 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.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, and reviewing of internal control procedures particularly those in the accounts payable area including those to prevent duplicate payments.
  • Supports program managers and executive office staff with accounts payable and other financial issues.
  • Assists with monthly and annual schedules and workpapers for the annual audit and IRS Form 990’s and 990 T’s.
  • Creates and reviews reports for special purposes and analyzes specific activities or proposals.
  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of related full-cycle accounting experience including supervisory experience.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Preferred experience with Sage Intacct, Salesforce, and strong MS Excel
  • Strong financial acumen and willingness and ability to track and meet multiple and competing deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Ability to deploy sound judgment and willingness to exert influence as appropriate.

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