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Senior Accountant

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract To Hire

This HireStrategy Client is a local startup looking to add a Senior Accountant to add to their fast growing organization. This company is a true work hard play hard organization and boasts a casual yet competitive environment. They are seeking an Accountant who can add value to the organization and “think outside the box.” This position will play a key role in developing systems and processes to enhance and improve Accounting functions.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute the monthly close process, including preparation of journal entries, account analyses, and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Responsible for the amortization of intangible assets and depreciation of fixed assets
  • Responsible for the reconciling prepaid and accrual accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly audit binders and related schedules for all entities
  • Perform intercompany accounting including reconciling intercompany billing and receivables between all entities and ensure elimination of intercompany accounts
  • Maintaining the department codes and chart of accounts
  • Work with Treasury and other departments to ensure proper accounting treatments of complex structures within the company
  • Coach and mentor the accounts payable personnel
  • Assist in implementation of a new accounting/ERP system
  • Assist in the implementation of internal controls and accounting processes and procedures
  • Perform ad-hoc research and projects as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Economics
  • CPA in good standing
  • 5+ years of prior accounting experience
  • Experience working at public companies
  • Industry experience in financial services, fintech, banking, or exchange strongly preferred
  • Experience with accounting for complex business entities especially a parent organization with multiple subsidiaries
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS required
  • Collaborative, innovative, flexible, and adept at building relationships across the organization
  • Experience working with multiple projects and deliverables in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel functions including macros, pivot tables, H & V-Lookup
  • Google and Microsoft suite proficiency required
  • Big 4 or audit background preferred
  • Experience with SAP or Oracle ERP is a plus
  • Familiarity with SOX is a plus