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Senior Accountant

Location: Rockville Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract
Contact: fac.rockville@hirestrategy.com

Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant in the Washington, DC metro area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing financial statements and supporting schedules according to the monthly close schedule.
  • The Senior Accountant will maintain financial system setups, including ledgers, chart of accounts, control edits, etc.
  • The Senior Accountant will prepare account reconciliations with documented support; review for appropriate recording
  • The Senior Accountant will prepare and enter monthly journal entries to the general ledger
  • Coordinate monthly general ledger close: validate completeness of journal entry posting, review preliminary financial statements, prepare and record adjusting entries as necessary
  • The Senior Accountant will assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances. 
  • Provide preparation assistance of tax and audit schedules on an ad-hoc basis

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Senior Accountant performing  extensive accounting functions including journal entries, account reconciliations, preparation of supporting schedules and financial statements
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and accounting procedures. 
  • Advanced Excel experience and large ERP software a must.