Staff Accountant

Location: Rockville, MD
Date Posted: 04-13-2018
Staff Accountant
Rockville, MD
To apply:
This position is responsible for reconciling assigned general ledger accounts, assisting with the month end close process. This position is responsible for preparation of entries to the general ledger according to generally accepted accounting principles ensuring the company’s compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.


  • Prepare and record financial transactions for balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Assist in the completion of month-end closing activities.
  • Prepare and post standard and non-standard journal entries.
  • Analyze research and review unusual entries or balances.
  • Serve as the backup to the accounts payable/accounts receivable specialist.
  • Reconciles and monitors activity in assigned general ledger accounts timely and accurately. Troubleshoot and resolve escalated customer and internal issues in a timely professional manner. Review general ledger reconciliations for accuracy and resolve any variances or identified errors. Adhering to the following guidance:
    • Within 30 days outstanding: Anticipated clearing in the next 30 days or known documented variance.
    • Within 60 days outstanding: items to be brought to the attention of the Team Leader
-Senior Accountant for assistance in resolving.
  • Within 90 days outstanding: seek write off approval or sound documented basis for retaining longer. Variances older than 90 days specificity require approved by Controller & CFO. Advise Team Leader - Senior Accountant of these items requiring assistance or escalation. Alert Team Leader - Senior Accountant of heighten potential transaction risks.
  • Implements changes and coordinate with other staff members as appropriate. Corrects account errors and problems. Ensures that all available resource materials and options are fully utilized whenever possible to arrive at a solution. Completes calculations, forms, and documents accurately and inspects all documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintains records of financial documents with appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Prepare and effectively communicate financial statement fluctuations, both balance sheet and income statement as it relates to the prior period and assist in the identification of the root cause of any issues.
  • Assist in supplying information for both internal and external auditors.
  • Assist in the review and documentation of internal controls, policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Prepare or review standard month-end reports and presentations and distribute within deadlines.
  • Maintain various schedules for proper recording of transactions
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as assigned.
  • Attends all assigned training and successfully completes training tests as applicable.
  • Provide leadership through personal actions and day-to-day management practices to support the company’s values.
  • Reports to the Manager of Accounting, Human Resources or to senior management any actual or suspected fraud or financial dishonesty or wrong-doing involving Member transactions, employees, or the company
  • Team with other employees and provide guidance for proper entry and reporting of transaction activity in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Access Member or Employee's personal and financial information only as required by the job. Maintain the confidentiality and security of all Member or Employee's personal and financial information.
  • The ability to be bonded.
  • Complete special projects as directed by the Controller.
Employee should have a minimum BA/BS degree (or equivalent in the case of international candidates) in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, with 1-2 years of experience preferred.

Technical Skills
Employee must possess an understanding of how to operate standard office equipment effectively, demonstrated ability to work with associates and senior management as well as external parties such as auditors/examiners and vendors, and perform at an intermediate-level in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook and at an intermediate-level for additional proprietary applications. The employee must have demonstrated ability to perform in computer intensive environments, comprehend the interaction
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