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Senior Accountant 16455767

Washington, DC
Title: Senior Accountant
Compensation: 100K – 115K (total compensation, no bonus)
Environment: Hybrid 3 days per week in office (Washington, DC)

Our client is looking for an experienced senior accountant to join the financial accounting and reporting team. As a part of this team, you will be responsible for monthly and annual general ledger close procedures with emphasis on accounting for fixed assets, capital expenditures, information technology engineering expenses and other month-end and year-end close procedures.
This is a great opportunity for candidates that are a dynamic and self-motivated individual contributor, interested in applying their skills to evolving business processes, and possess the desire to work with a talented, forward-looking financial accounting and reporting team.
The Senior Accountant is responsible for:
  • Fixed asset accounting, including:
    • Tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, coordination and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets. Monitor controls, procedures, and asset requisition forms for the recordation of fixed assets.
    • Monitoring projects for proper classification from work on process to placement in service.
    • Track the compilation of project costs, comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations, and close out accounts for completed projects.
  • Accurately and timely prepare monthly expense entries to record costs related to information technology engineering (including internally developed software) by collecting and analyzing data received from multiple business teams throughout the company.
  • Variance to budget analyses for income statement accounts, international companies, month over month variance analysis for balance sheet accounts.
  • Track and amortize prepaid cost for IT engineering (including cloud computing).
  • Provide information and reporting to Financial, Planning and Analysis team in support of its annual budget and interim forecasts.
  • Work with Financial Accounting management to analyze and document proper GAAP accounting interpretations.
  • Maintain and update internal process documentation for existing accounting procedures and policies.
  • Identify areas for process improvements, including leveraging technological solutions to improve efficiencies and assist in the implementation of robotic processing automation.
  • Support general ledger accounting functions including but not limited to journal entry preparation, month-end close processes, financial reporting accuracy, GL account reconciliations, and variance analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Preparation of schedules and supporting data in conjunction with the issuance of annual financial statements and tax filings as requested.
  • Preparation of data and schedules for audit requests during interim and year-end audit cycles in support of both external and internal audits.
  • Perform special project, analysis, and ad hoc reporting as needed.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred.
  • 3+ years of general ledger accounting, including international operations.
  • A demonstrated understanding of accounting and financial concepts.
  • Clear and concise communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and power pivot.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.


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