Director of Accounting

Fairfax, Virginia
Dec 08, 2021
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Director of Accounting is considered part of the Finance & Accounting's Leadership Team. Reporting directly to CFO, this position will supervise day to day operations of Accounting (Project Accounting, Accounts Payable/Receivable and Payroll). This position is responsible for maintaining strong financial internal controls and drive decisions that impact the Finance & Accounting organization. This role will work directly with operational managers and other teams within Finance. Responsibilities will also include the implementation and development of various business systems such as ERP and other automation tools.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Direct the management of the monthly closing of the financial systems, ensuring that all activities are executed in a timely manner and in accordance with accounting policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Continual monitoring and assessment of the analytical tools and reports utilized with a focus on systems and process enhancements supporting financial management of the company.
  • Maintain and/or develop internal accounting controls. Organize and communicate accounting policies and procedures as needed. Ensure that accounting processes and operational functions are designed effectively to meet standard internal and GAAP controls and are implemented and consistently performed for all related activities.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to team of Accounts Payable and Receivable, Project Accounting, and Payroll operations.
  • Coordinate the implementation of upcoming ERP platform as relate to the above functions.
  • Work closely with ERP IT team in adoption of new ERP system and improve business capabilities and processes relations to Accounting operations
  • Coordinate AP and AR automation and development of other workflow tools that are align with Company strategic goals.
  • Direct and manage departmental staff through goal setting, guidance and coaching. Prioritize and assign departmental goals and projects; and provide developmental opportunities.
  • Evaluate, design and develop staff skill sets as required in current and future technology.
  • Sets strategic direction related to areas of responsibility.
  • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
  • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or relevant field
  • 10 + years minimum relevant work experience, 5 years management experience Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity of Federal Government Regulations preferred.
  • Ability to identify inefficiencies, re-engineer processes, prepare an action plan, and execute
  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for digging into processes to better understand them and communicate the big picture
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions.
  • Ability to research and apply applicable accounting guidance.
  • Passionate about mentoring and effectively develop staff.
  • Passionate about business excellence and continuous improvement in processes.

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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