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Senior Accountant

Full Time



Position Overview

  • Ensures that transactions are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Responsible for account analysis and reconciliations, variance analysis, and monitoring the integrity of system generated calculations
  • Interface with budget owners to provide insight into financial results by business unit, G/L account coding for purchase requisitions
  • Supports audit requests
  • Participates in evaluating, improving and documenting policies and procedures
  • Prepares month-end close journal entries, accruals and system processes in accordance with the month-end close schedule to ensure timely reporting
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts, such as prepaids, bank accounts, IT stock and liabilities
  • Manage fixed assets in Costpoint monitoring CAPEX transactions in accordance with capitalization policies and posting depreciation
  • Works with registered agent on new state registrations and annual renewals and tracking state requirements
  • Ensures transactions are properly coded and applied to the correct budget
  • Maintains and monitors recurring journal entries
  • Comprehends and troubleshoots complex accounting items such as revenue recognition, R&D costs, lease accounting and system related variances etc.
  • Supports monitoring of internal controls
  • Work with Procurement team to correctly apply sales tax rates for purchases
  • Reviews transactions for proper support documentation and is attached to each transaction in Costpoint
  • Works with and supports A/P and A/R personnel
  • Prepares specific month-end reports for distribution and analysis
  • Some knowledge of FAR and understands unallowable charges
  • Understands cost pools and how they affect financial results
  • Self-starter and detail oriented to ensure accurate financial statements



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, finance, with 5-7 years’ experience as an Accountant, Financial Analyst or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive professional accounting experience in a Federal contractor environment
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP system
  • Strong Excel knowledge (formula creation, graphs, dashboards) for data analysis
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Problem-solver with a solution-based attitude
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Experience with Cognos and report writing in a Deltek Costpoint table environment (preferred)
  • Eager to provide input for process and system improvement
  • Proactively report issues, concerns, results, etc. to Controller
  • Willingness to “own” the general ledger and scrutinize for accuracy




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