Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
We are currently looking for an experienced, long term, permanent, full time Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller to work out of corporate headquarters in Arlington, VA. This role is a direct hire position with a top rated, long standing and successful government contractor who recently celebrated year 22 in business! They are a heavy hitter in the engineering arena with a heavy focus on state and federal government clients. They currently employ a little over 800 employees.

This is a hands-on position to support the financial accounting and closing processes for a growing mid-sized government contractor. This resource will report to the Controller and will be instrumental in the success of the company and its subsidiary. This role also comes with built in career progression and growth opportunities as the current Controller is set to retire in a few years so this Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller would be a likely replacement!

NOTE ON COVID: Onsite support is only required 50% of the time each week, likely 2 to 3 days in office in Arlington at company HQ, the rest work from home due to the senior level of this position and associated high level responsibilities. (This schedule is subject to change based on how the pandemic continues to evolve).
• Oversee the output and accuracy of the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to: accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, and taxes.
• Assist in all month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities including journal entry posting, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate expense allocation.
• Ensure contract accounting accuracy for Firm-Fixed Price and Cost-Type contracts. Validate proper revenue and expenditure recognition at month-end.
• Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepare the internal financial management report.
• Perform Unbilled Receivables processes; coordinating with the AR Manager for billing.
• Backup to Payroll Manager's payroll processing, and review and approve the payroll before final transmittal.
• Oversee Cash Receipts processing and timeliness of posting by staff.
• Assist Controller with interim and year-end internal financial audit activities and the annual corporate financial controls audit, as well as the external audit closing and reporting at year-end. Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements. Communicate to the organization or stakeholder groups as necessary to keep teams abreast of current practices and/or changes.
• Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
• Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
• Attend contract kick-off meetings and provide input to the process.
Set up initial project in Costpoint and the revenue recognition level tasks. Responsible for the accuracy of revenue recognition across the company.
• General ledger maintenance including accruals, adjusting entries, account reconciliations, etc. Coordinate activities within Accounting team to ensure proper entries are made in payroll, job costing, benefits, and various prepaid/advance accounts. Manage and maintain the accuracy of the General Ledger.
• Close subsidiary books - maintain and reconcile entity accounts. Ensure intercompany work orders and postings are accurate and complete.
• Identify any discrepancies in the accounts, troubleshoot origin, and make correcting entries to ensure accurate financial reporting. Prepare GL account reconciliations and/or oversee the preparation within the team.
• Maintain overhead allocations and the journal entries for the indirect cost allocations.
• Under oversight from the Controller, prepare annual incurred cost submission to DCAA.
• Follow internal control framework per the company's Quality Management System and ensure adherence to objectives. Identify and implement improvements where necessary.
• Ensure all accounting records, policies and practices are processed and stored according to company practice.
• Assist with corporate cash management and cash flow in respect to Payroll, AR and AP.

• Deltek Costpoint accounting software experience required
• ADP Workforce experience a plus!
• Strong working knowledge of GAAP and FAR
• Federal Government contracting experience required
• 7+ years' experience in accounting and finance
• Completed Bachelor's Degree REQUIRED
• CPA and management accounting experience desired
• US citizenship required