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Senior Accountant 16458230

Vienna, VA
 Cherry Bekaert, a top-tier accounting and advisory firm, is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant specializing in Government Contracting (GovCon) practices to join their team.

Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Hybrid - Vienna, VA
Job Type: Direct Hire

This vital role, based in Vienna, VA, entails comprehensive support for multiple clients across operational accounting functions, including GL, AP, AR, payroll, and reconciliations. You'll play a crucial part in preparing monthly financial packages and handling annual tasks such as Incurred Cost Submission and 1099 preparation. We seek proficiency in Deltek Costpoint, QuickBooks, and project accounting, with a preference for a CPA license. US citizenship is required, and we offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities:
  • Execute day-to-day and month-end close entries, including revenue, payroll, prepaid expenses, and accrued liabilities.
  • Perform complex reconciliations for various balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
  • Aid in the month-end and year-end closing procedures.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of each client's accounting operations and software.
  • Assist external auditors and tax accountants, including preparing schedules and explanations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of year-end 1099 submissions.
  • Recommend, design, and implement department controls and procedures.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with clients.
  • Supervise and review the work of staff accountants, providing guidance and support.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, plus relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of accounting experience with ERP systems.
  • Proficiency in Deltek Costpoint, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Proactive, deadline-driven, and responsive to client needs.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP and government contracting regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple engagements and deadlines.
  • Ethical, positive, and composed under pressure.
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