Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location:  Arlington, VA
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The Accounting and Reporting Audit Specialist supports the AFS Accounting and Reporting function within the Controllership organization.  They are responsible for performing various audit support and financial reporting activities, including preparation of PBCs and coordination and review of audit support from other finance team members. 

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Support the external KPMG annual audit including control and substantive testing
  • Support the external DCAA audits such as accounting system audit
  • Support other audit efforts as needed
  • Prepare detail support and sampling schedules as required for various audits
  • Gather and/or coordinate support requests and monitor the status of outstanding requests
  • Review documentation provided by other finance team members 
  • 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 

When not actively involved in audit tasks:

  • 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


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • 2+ years experience in public accounting, general accounting or technical accounting
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good organizational skills and able to manage and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Preferred audit coordination experience
  • 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 a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity 
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.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
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