Senior Accountant

Herndon, Virginia
$60k - $76K Annually
Sep 11, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

Smithsonian Enterprises, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join the Finance and Accounting team in our Herndon, Virginia office.  Reporting to the Accounting Manager or Controller, the Senior Accountant will provide accounting and financial services to support Smithsonian Enterprises’ Business Units.  They will be responsible for the maintenance of accounting records, preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and contracts, and modification of accounting principles and procedures for the respective divisions.

Senior Accountant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Account analysis and reconciliation
  • Review general ledger account and prepare correcting journal entries
  • Post accruals (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Balance Sheet account maintenance and reconciliation
  • Suggest and implement improvements and efficiencies to current accounting systems & internal control procedures
  • Prepare financial statements (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Serve as liaison for Lawson GL entry, research and reporting
  • Train Accounting support staff as necessary

Candidates must possess a Bachelors Degree in accounting/finance or related discipline, and 2 to 4 years related experience and training.  Requires professional knowledge and application of accounting principles and procedures. Experience in the Publishing Industry preferred.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials.  This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package. 

Must have demonstrated experience in account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and inter/intra company general ledger accounts, annual accrual, & internal control procedures.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required.  Experience with Lawson Financial system preferred.

We seek an experienced and analytical Accounting Professional, with meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skill, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships through effective communication.

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:

Please include the position title in the subject line.

Application materials received without salary information will not be considered.

Smithsonian Enterprises operates retail, media, product development, licensing and other services which promote the Smithsonian mission while generating an essential source of unrestricted funding for the Institution.  Smithsonian Enterprises encompasses Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines, Museum stores, Restaurants, IMAX theaters and the Smithsonian Catalog, Consumer and Education Products, e-commerce, and commercial media enterprises in book publishing and the Smithsonian TV Channel.

Excellent Benefits including Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, 403b Retirement Plan,  

Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care) 

Final candidate selection will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment background check and subsequent background investigation.  Selectee will be required to serve a one year probationary period and participate in Direct Deposit for salary payment.

EOE.  Principals Only.  This is not a Federal Service Position.  Relocation is not paid. Must be eligible for employment in the United States. 

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