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Accounting Assistant

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Contact: fac.dc@hirestrategy.com

Our client, one of the largest private equity firms in the world is seeking an Accounting Assistant with 1-3 years of accounting experience to join their team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Accounting Assistant initiates, monitors and tracks cash wires related to deal fundings and invoices requested by teams.  
  • The Accounting Assistant also maintains books and records for entities that file annual tax returns.  These books and records will be updated monthly/quarterly along with related stock ledgers and supplemental documentation.
  • The Accounting Assistant assists with various investor requests an coordinates activities
  • Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.
  • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable).
  • Wire Transfers and posting, review of all wire transfer documentation, maintenance of wire logs
  • Compile data and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers.
  • Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Investigates questionable data.

Qualifications:

  • 1 -3 years of experience in operational accounting
  • 2 years of bookkeeping or A/P experience
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficient in Excel