GL Accountant

Rockville, MD
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group in collaboration with its client, a biotechnology company, is searching for a professional and skilled GL Accountant. The Accountant will be responsible for the general accounting processes of the organization. They will manage monthly and annual processes, record journal entries, prepare account reconciliations and month-end analysis, and maintain controls associated with assigned tasks. A successful candidate will have comprehensive accounting experience and experience using JD Edwards. If you're looking for an exciting new opportunity in your career, apply now!

  • Prepare journal entries and participate in the timely completion of the month-end general ledger close process
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of general accounting activities in accordance with month and year end reporting deadlines
  • Analyze income statement and balance sheet variances to budget, prior year and vendor statements
  • Prepare balance sheet, income statement and statistical analyses as required
  • Assist internal/external auditors in periodic audits; provide audit documentation as required
  • Communicate directly with multiple functions, team leads and senior management within the organization
  • Assess current workflow, identify inconsistencies and recommend process improvement
  • Assist with the completion of management reporting and variance reporting
  • Support other special projects and assignments and performing related duties, as assigned

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field required
  • 2+ years of comprehensive accounting experience required
  • Active CPA License preferred or working towards obtaining one
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); ability to adhere to accounting policies and procedures
  • Experience using enterprise resource planning software such as JD Edwards preferred
  • Knowledge of Ultimate payroll software solutions desired
  • Solid analytical, research, and problem-solving skills; detail and process oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; detail oriented with the ability to work on multiple deadline driven projects
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret complex reports, needs and documentations

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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