Accountant II

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
Compensation Grade: S18-HSala
Posted
Feb 04, 2019
Closes
Feb 19, 2019
Ref
R0001349
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Compensation Grade: S18-HSalary Range:

$30.70-$44.51

Opening Date: February 4, 2019

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

As an Accountant II, you will be responsible for accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting systems for the Airports Authority.

Accountant II

Serves in either the Accounting Department in the Office of Finance at the Headquarters Office or in the Office of Finance at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Office.

Performs a variety of professional-level accounting functions related to general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and project and capital assets operations. Performs related functions.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Inputs, prepares, and reviews journal vouchers for posting to the general ledger.

Performs monthly reconciliation of a variety of asset and liability accounts, comparing subsidiary detail to the general ledger.

Prepares and assists in analyzing monthly and year-end financial statements and reports.

Maintains the Chart of Accounts and assists in updating the Chart of Accounts Manual.

Prepares monthly schedules for health and life insurance expenses and other allocated costs

Receives payments, matches payments received to customer invoices or bills, applies payments, and calculates balances. Tracks and resolves unapplied payments.

May apply credits and discounts based on policy and procedure.

Enters revenue and accounts receivable data into the Propworks Billing system. Analyzes and monitors activity in the Aged Receivables report.

Responds to customer inquiries and assists in collection work such as preparing first and second debt collection letters; may make collection calls to customers.

Assists in maintaining capital asset records, reconciliation of the capital asset accounts, analysis of capital asset reports, preparation of the schedule for the capital asset year-end audit, and filing of financial documents and reports.

Prepares non-complex and moderately complex journal entries, assists with financial report preparation, and assembles and ensures proper financial documentation.

Maintains storage of financial documents in a document management system.

Maintains confidentiality of data.

Serves as a back-up for Accountants (Cash Receipts, Accounts Payable, or Fixed Assets) in their absence.

May provide assistance to a higher graded Accountant on large or complicated projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or auditing, with emphasis in accounting.

Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Knowledge of and ability to apply Government Accounting Standards Board or Financial Accounting Standards Board issuances.

Knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting practices, methods, and techniques.

Ability to rapidly acquire and apply knowledge of specific processes, procedures, practices, systems, and other standards and guides.

Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on communicating technical issues to nontechnical audiences.

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

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


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

None


EDUCATION

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field providing a minimum of 12 semester hours in accounting or closely related courses.


CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED

None


NECESSARY SPECIAL FACTORS

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

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


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