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Federal - General Accounting Specialist

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00649012

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- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
 
Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. May also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.

This Accounting Specialist supports the AFS General Accounting function within the Controllership organization.  They are responsible for performing various general ledger and financial reporting activities, including preparation of month-end journal entries and related account reconciliations and analysis. 


Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in monthly consolidated close, including extended work hours during close to meet deadlines
  • Prepare journal entries in accordance with GAAP
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis and resolve any discrepancies with minimal supervision
  • Review work performed by analysts on the general accounting team
  • Document and monitor internal controls
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements in accounting procedures and processes
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams within AFS and Accenture to perform operational accounting duties
  • Ensure compliance with AFS policies, US GAAP, and Federal cost compliance rules
  • Prepare ad-hoc reporting and assist with special projects, as required 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant experience (e.g. general accounting team, public accounting)
  • Good organizational skills and able to manage and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • US Citizenship
Preferred Skills:
  • Preferred Federal Government Contracting industry experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

US Citizenship Required.

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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