Senior Staff Accountant - Reston, VA (Corporate Office), BOWMAN, Reston, VA

Reston, VA, US

Senior Staff Accountant - Reston, VA (Corporate Office)

Job description



To oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Direction

  • Perform work under very limited supervision requiring the need to exercise independent judgement and discretion on a regular or frequent basis.

  • The position does not include direct supervisory responsibilities but will serve as a lead/resource among team of colleagues (staff accountants and other accounting team members) to share technical proficiency, guidance, and mentorship. May occasionally assist in delegation of assignments or provide feedback to managers.

At the Operational and Company Level

  • Assist with the development, implementation of and monitoring adherence to company accounting policies and procedures.

  • Identify, research, and resolve corporate accounting, auditing, and operational issues.

  • Work with other internal departments regarding accounting matters.

Do the Work

  • Reconcile labor to include recording payroll, job costing, managing business unit cross charging and providing analysis on actuals versus forecast to the management team.

  • Managing benefit liability accounts and bi-weekly HSA funding. Working with HR to resolve discrepancies.

  • Perform intercompany monthly entries and reconciliations.

  • Assist with month-end closing, including reconciling the general ledger accounts.

  • Develop and analyze internal monthly financial statements and year-end audit financial statements.

  • Assist with financial audit preparation and responses including annual external audit, bank audits, 401(k) audit and other audits as required.

  • Cross-train within accounting function.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.

  • Assist Controller with special projects to facilitate the effective functioning of the Finance Department.

Success Metrics and Competencies

  • Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.

  • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.

  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.

  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.

  • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting or related field required.

  • Relevant certification (e.g., CMA or CPA) preferred but not required.

  • Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of corporate accounting experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP.

  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision preferred, experience with an ERP system required.

  • Must have AP full cycle exposure.

  • Prior architecture, engineering, and/or construction accounting experience preferred.

  • Previous experience with mergers and acquisitions is a plus.

  • Ability to analyze and research accounting data.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Eligible for remote work arrangements.

  • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.





  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility



  • Bachelors or better in Accounting

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Full-time 2023-06-25

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