Senior Accountant

Location: Bethesda, MD
Date Posted: 06-28-2017
Senior Accountant

FosterThomas is leading the search for our client, a government contractor in Bethesda, MD who is searching for a Senior Accountant to be responsible for the entire payroll processing including time and expense and the accounts payable function, plus general ledger functions of the company, to include billing, month end account reconciliations, preparation of accruals and adjusting journal entries.  Prior, in-depth experience with Deltek GCS Premier with government contracting accounting background. Requires knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Contract Accounting Standards (CAS).
This Full-Time FLSA Exempt position will assist the Controller with strategic initiatives and growth in target business areas. This position requires a very hands-on person who has strategic thinking abilities. Telecommuting and working remotely periodically will become available.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and process semi-monthly payroll. Prepare routine payroll journal entries and investigate payroll variances.  Work with Paychex in the submission of quarterly returns to various states including Federal returns.  Dealing with the various state agencies may be required.  Review and mail out W2s at year-end.
  • Perform the Accounts Payable (AP) process to include AP voucher entry, processing cash payments and recording of electronic payments.
  • Prepare and send out contract billings.  Input billings in Deltek.
  • Provide financial analysis and recommendations for various business scenarios,
  • Maintain asset and depreciation records and post monthly depreciation journal entries,
  • Assist in month-end bank reconciliations, routine cost accruals, and general ledger account reconciliations
  • Assist with month-end process including monthly and annual financial statements,
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets,
  • Assist with preparation of annual incurred cost submissions,
  • Assist with Benefit Plan requirements on an on-going basis to include yearly Audit.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Government contractor accounting background required
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in Deltek GCS
  • Must be hands-on
  • Attention to detail very important
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • 3-5 years of increased levels of responsibility within an Accounting Department
EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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