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Staff Accountant

Washington Metropolitan Area

Full Time

Security Clearance Not Required

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Business Operations, the Staff Accountant will perform a variety of technical and administrative accounting duties involving financial record keeping and/or transactions. This is a Junior to Mid-Level position, and the salary range is $75,000 to $100,000 year, depending on experience.

The Staff Accountant will:

  • Serve as point of contact for employees, independent contractors, and clients for expense vouchers and invoices

  • Assist with monthly payroll entry and accounting, to include reviewing and preparing employee timecard reports

  • Assist with monthly and ad hoc independent contractor payments

  • Help prepare, review, and submit monthly invoices to clients

  • Assist with Program Control functions across multiple contracts

  • Monthly account reconciliations and credit card management

  • Make sure all expenses are recorded against correct accounts in accordance government contract requirements and regulations

  • Process Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) through company banking/payment platforms

  • Analyze expenditure trends and provide financial reports in timely manner

  • Support financial audit activities

Other similar professional duties maybe assigned as needed:

  • Assist with general HR efforts, particularly as they relate to employee benefit costs and payroll

  • Help prepare needed accounting documentation for corporate tax filings, and working with the company tax CPA on annual tax preparation activities.

  • Support making travel arrangements and managing/tracking travel costs for company travel programs

  • Assist the Director of Business Operations in contract pricing activities and cost compliance issues


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting and a minimum of 2-3 years of previous accounting experience, preferable in the Federal Government contracting domain

  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Office applications, Google Sheets

  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting platforms

  • Ability to work core business hours from the company headquarters in Northern Virginia the majority of time

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate professionally

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Receptive to training and open to learning

Desired Skills:

  • CPA license

  • Basic knowledge of Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Time and Expense, and Unanet platforms used by corporate clients/prime contractors in the Government contracting domain

About the Company

COA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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