Senior Staff Accountant

SpectrumCareers - Alexandria, VA3.0

CommissionEstimated: $55,000 - $73,000 a year
Client: Distribution Management Company in Northern Virginia

Department: Accounting and Finance Department

Position: Staff Accountant, General Accounting

Desired Candidate: Entry Level (1-4 prior years of accounting experience) with Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required

Other Notes: Seeking enthusiastic and energetic accountant looking for a challenge! Candidate must at least have an intermediate proficiency in excel. Candidate can have more experience if willing to accept staff role. Promotion to senior accountant within 1-2 years if candidate demonstrates aptitude and drive.

The staff accountant is a position that reports directly to the Accounting Manager with a dotted reported line to the Controller. The staff accountant supports the corporate accounting department by preparing journal entries, reconciling cash receipts against order management system, producing and preparing various management reports and analysis and performing a variety of other accounting activities, for client and its subsidiaries. Additionally, the staff accountant works independently with other departments within this client, namely operations to manage the costs and revenues of the various cost centers.

Other key aspects of this role are defined as follows:
  • Produce journals that inform monthly P/L and balance sheet activity
  • Assist in budget and forecast preparation process for subsidiaries
  • Prepare accounting/reconciliations and inform Manager and/or Controller of issues for resolution
  • Review and Code Invoices for subsidiaries as part of weekly expense process
  • Cross train on AP specialist position, and backfill in time of need
  • Assist in accounting system implementation and maintenance
  • Recording revenue on consignment business and reconciling payments from retailers to POS system
  • Identify accounting issues and escalate to Senior, Accounting Manager and/or Controller
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned
Routine Activities include (but not limited to):
  • Process inquiries from management team related to sales, expenses, payroll and commissions
  • Process various reports by operating unit including routine business unit expenditures, one-off purchases, and expense reports
  • Ensure that all expenses are recorded in the appropriate period and coded properly
  • Work closely with subsidiary management to properly record and report expenses and capitalized projects.
  • Ad-hoc accounting and financial analysis as assigned
  • Review and record invoices/credit card activity submitted by operating areas to accounting (primarily on subs)
  • Generate revenue and bookings reports from accounting system for distribution to management
  • Follow up on slow pays and non-paying customers
  • Record Sales into general ledger on consignment business while using POS system
Monthly Close Duties include (but not limited to):
  • Participate in recording journal activity as part of close process
  • Complete checklists and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in collecting and reporting accruable expenses and revenues
  • Perform routine financial analysis on all aspects of the business
  • Assist in variance analysis and in preparing financial presentations for management and board members to summarize quarterly and year-to-date operational and financial activity
Ongoing/Special Projects (include but not limited to):
  • Utilize excel in developing sophisticated ad-hoc spreadsheets and frameworks to analyze areas of the business as demand arises
  • Assist in gathering support for tax and financial statement audits
  • Document internal procedures, create process documents and flow charts (with assistance from team)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
If interested/qualified, please send your resume to Jack McGrew at