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Staff Accountant

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

Our Client, a top private equity firm is seeking a Staff Accountant with at least 1-3 years of experience. The perfect candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a business related field, and have experience with ERP systems.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Record and identify transactions in the general ledger
  • Assist with month end/quarter end recording and reconciliation
  • Assist the team with year end investment reconciliation
  • Preparation of general journal entries
  • Preparation of system generated and manual wire transfers
  • Record monthly accruals for expenses, interest income, and other items
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and reporting packages
  • Monitor cash on a daily basis and record entries
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Calculate and prepare distributions
  • Prepare Financial Statements for Co Investments
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors



  • Minimum of 0-3 years of relevant accounting experience in either industry (preferred) or public accounting, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics degree required
  • GPA of 3.0 or above, required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills - (advanced Excel)
  • Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft or another ERP system preferred
  • Team oriented, strong analytic skills, and comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • CPA (preferred)