Accountant IV

Arlington, Virginia
Compensation Grade: S20Salary
Dec 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2019
Full Time
Compensation Grade: S20Salary Range:


Opening Date: December 21, 2018

Closing Date: January 19, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As an Accountant IV, you will perform the full range of accounting/financial functions and assist the Controller to ensure accurate accounting reporting, controls and analyses.

Accountant IV

Serves in the Office of Finance, at the Headquarters Office or for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Performs a broad range of professional accounting work, including complex construction project accounting (job cost accounting) and financial reporting and analysis activities. Assists the Controller and others in the financial realm with the preparation and review of critical project accounting and financial reporting. As assigned by the Manager, leads and instructs others on the completion of routine accounting work. Reviews and interprets accounting entries from sub-ledgers and the general ledger, prepares and analyzes internal and external financial reports and recommends actions to be taken. Ensures account reconciliations are timely and accurate. Performs related functions.


Leads the day-to-day financial reporting and analysis activities. Leads and coordinates all recurring (monthly, quarterly, etc.), one-time and annual project cost accounting and financial reporting, in coordination with the Manager. Reviews project progress reports, transactions, account reconciliations, databases, data collection methods, etc.; and ensures the general ledger, project modules, etc. reflect Airports Authority accounting activities.

Leads process analysis for group by reviewing and researching account variances and origination. Creates, recommends, and presents process and procedure changes based on analysis. Identifies trends and develops analysis for variances.

Maintains integrity of financial data in financial systems and strives to enhance systems utilization for maintaining internal controls, transaction processing and financial reporting.

Coordinates preparation, review, analysis and distribution of monthly financials and assists in the preparation of monthly and other reports to funders and other stakeholders.

Ensures timely and accurate recording and other accounting treatment of funds from or charged to various funding sources and funders, from all sources, governmental or private.

Provides vendors with statistics and cost allocation data on recurring bases. Based on vendor calculations, ensures accurate results are posted to the Authority's accounting systems.

Works closely with others to ensure a cohesive effort. Provides technical guidance to lower-grade accountants, and leads special projects, as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or auditing (with emphasis in accounting) that includes professional-level accounting experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, project and capital asset reporting and the general ledger.

Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the accounting and/or program rules and standards of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), or Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), or other organizations/agencies to correctly calculate, record and account for use of funds obtained through various business activities and funding sources, public and/or private.

Comprehensive knowledge of financial reporting and how information posted to the Airports Authority's system affects funds, projects, and programs to help ensure accuracy accounting and financial reporting.

Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, modern office suite software, with emphasis on accounting and financial systems/software.


Current designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).


A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field providing a minimum of 12 semester hours in accounting or closely related courses such as Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, and/or Finance, etc.




Work is typically reviewed during progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, and customer service and is expected to be thorough, accurate and consistent with professional guidelines and standards.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

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