Senior Accoutant

Herndon, Virginia
$60k - $82k Annually, Commensurate with Experience
Apr 13, 2018
May 10, 2018
Full Time

Smithsonian Enterprises, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant for our Media Group 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 with a concentration on our Media businesses, which includes Smithsonian magazines, Book Publishing, Digital Studio and the Web Group. 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

Candidates must possess a Bachelors Degree in accounting/finance or related discipline, and 4 to 6 years related experience and training.  Requires professional knowledge and application of accounting principles and procedures. Experience in the Media/Publishing Industry preferred. 

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.

We are offering an annual salary of $60,000-$82,000 Commensurate with experience and promotion potential.

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. 

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. 

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. Candidates must be US employment eligible.
EOE.  Principals Only.  This is not a Federal Service Position.  Relocation is not paid.

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