SR Accountant - Payroll Support

Arlington, VA
Jan 24, 2022
Feb 01, 2022
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group in collaboration with an engineering consultant company, is searching for a proactive and driven Senior Accountant. The Accountant will be responsible for all accounting functions such as supporting the payroll department, accounts receivable, accounts payable, expense reports, general ledger reconciliations and month end closings. They will perform ad hoc reporting for executive management and will provide support for internal and external audits. The ideal candidate will have established and demonstrable strengths in accounting and finance, with knowledge ADP Workforce and Deltek. If you are looking for the next step in your career, apply now!


  • Prepare and analyze journal entries, income statements, general ledger, month end closings and other financial reports on a regular basis
  • Process and record payroll department transactions, prepare reports, review and verify accuracy
  • Oversee, monitor and improve accounting procedures, internal controls and database management
  • Assist with monthly and year-end closing including annual financial audit and creating audit work schedules
  • Prepare periodic expense report summaries for management to review
  • Correspond with internal teams to ensure proper accounting for revenue, purchases and expenses
  • Regularly perform reconciliations of all accounts, check for discrepancies and resolve as needed
  • Apply knowledge of laws and regulations and ensure compliance to regulations, policies and procedures
  • Support multiple projects, identify opportunities and carry out ad hoc tasks

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Position requires U.S Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Level Clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 2+ years of state and local tax experience
  • Proficiency with Deltek Costpoint, PeopleSoft and Microsoft Office tools; advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to work collaboratively with teams
  • Detail and process oriented; ability to work on multiple deadline driven projects
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret complex reports, needs and documentation


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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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