Staff Accountant

Employer
Align Search Group
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2129072862
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Essential Job Duties Prepares and records journal entries to assist with the quarterly close process. Prepares annual financial statements, related disclosures, and work papers to support audits of various legal entities. Reviews various documents, summaries, and support to verify accuracy and conformance with specific functional, corporate, contract, or professional accounting requirements. Reconciles financial reports and data with other records on file. Points out inconsistencies and errors and recommends actions to resolve. Analyzes accounting or financial data, to identify anomalies for further consideration. Reviews existing Controller systems and processes identifies and recommends areas for process improvement and automation. Assists with external audit questions and/or other questions posed by management or business units related to accounting issues. Job Requirements:Basic Qualifications Licensed CPA (or in progress). Undergraduate degree in Accounting. Understanding of US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and how those principles are to be applied in the execution of our work. General knowledge of basic business practices and fundamental business theories. Basic knowledge of internal controls and the ability to develop and interpret accounting procedures and reports. Strong organizational skills and ability to simultaneously handle numerous tasks of varying complexity; must be able to effectively work independently or as part of a team. Ability to apply good business judgment in the execution of assigned tasks and understand when to seek direction/guidance prior to handling a work assignment. Ability to analyze financial data, provide early recognition of potential problems and provide effective and innovative thought processes in handling financial issues. Demonstrates leadership potential and above-average written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preferred Qualifications Experience with US GAAP audits. Experience with Oracle general ledger.

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