Staff Accountant

Confidential Employer | McLean, VA

Posted Date 6/10/2019
Description

The Staff Accountant will perform general accounting activities for assigned functions in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) standards. Activities include: prepare journal entries; document and maintain accounting procedures; assist with support of quarterly and year end audits; prepare monthly and quarterly analysis as well as account reconciliations.
Are you up to the challenge?

  • Support the general accounting process for various functional areas, adhering to a strict monthly accounting close schedule.
  • Prepare journal entries with referenced supporting documentation in accordance with best practices.
  • Conduct account analysis and research to ensure accuracy and understanding of account balances and activity.
  • Prepare various reconciliations, schedules, and reports. Use accounting knowledge to provide correcting entries to management for any reconciling items and works to minimize such discrepancies on a go-forward basis.
  • Prepare audit packages, as assigned.
  • Interact with various levels of staff to obtain information and/or resolve issues for assigned tasks, accounts and/or legal entities.
  • Create and/or maintain process documentation and procedures for assigned tasks.
  • Conduct administrative tasks, as assigned, that require coordination across groups and/or functions.
  • Provide support on special projects as needed.

You Should Definitely Have

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in accounting or finance
  • One or more year(s) of demonstrated accounting experience
  • Familiarity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC and other accounting and reporting standards
  • Proficiency with computer, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Strong motivation, initiative, and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

It Would Be Nice If You Had

  • CPA certification or CPA candidate

Other Job Info

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • This role requires you to sit for long periods of time and work with a computer
  • Candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Salary62000.00 Annual
Type
Full-time

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