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Accounting Director - 27298 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

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    Fairfax, VA
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Job Description


As a member of Alion Science and Technology's Accounting Department, you will be responsible for driving and supervising accounting activities within the organization. Assignments include managing an accounting team and driving excellent customer services, responsiveness and support in PE-driven firm.  Primary responsibilities include, overseeing all transactions and generation of financial statements and reports for monthly and quarterly cycles. Duties include reviewing and approving transactions, collecting and evaluating data, conducting analysis, and preparing reports and recommendations in support of annual audit. Oversees the development of accounting policies and controls. Employs expertise and develops resolutions to highly complex problems.

Duties and Responsibilities:         

Conducts independent research and applies analytical and problem solving skills to lead and complete numerous and diverse highly complex special projects.

Participates in the preparation of the profit and loss statements, balance sheet, cash flow statement, consolidated financials, monthly closing and cost accounting reports.

Strong experience and knowledge of credit agreements and disclosure statement compliance for financial reporting

Oversees the control of general ledger accounts, job cost accounting and records. Recommends modifications in the chart of accounts, cost systems and other practices to meet changing trends and conditions

Ensures all cost and revenue transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Develops and coordinates the implementation of highly complex accounting and accounting control procedures Designs operational procedures and processes that meet audit standards and improve efficiency

Drives the development and tasking of accounting personnel to ensure efficient departmental operation.

Oversees the review of at-risk transactions, journal entries, Manual Revenue Adjustments (MRA), suspense, AP corrections, and timecard corrections across the accounting team.

Works hand in hand with Controller and Sr Accounting Manager on monthly and quarterly reviews, filings and reports to Lenders and PE-based owners

Performs compliance testing related to SOX, internal control reviews and provides external audit support.

Complete understanding and application of accounting principles, concepts, practices and standards and can convey and direct the application to the staff. Provides technical advice, research and direction for maintaining proper accounting practices.

Strong understanding of financial databases and computer software system functionality. Utilizes database queries and other tools to research and resolve problems.  Reviews the teams accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.

Interfaces with internal and external auditors in coordinating and completing audits.

Keeps abreast of new developments in financial accounting and government regulations. Informs management of changes and provides recommendations for implementation.

Complies with all applicable accounting and governmental regulations.

Reviews situations that are being handled by other members of the accounting team and provides assistance as needed. Provides guidance and direction to less experienced Accountants.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in related discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related experience. CPA is required for role.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 14 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

Must have 12-15 years of Experience in Accounting with last 5 in Supervisor or Team lead position

Must have strong working knowledge of Accounting Systems, ERPS (Jamis, Deltek), and have strong analytics problem solving skills.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Excellent communication, analytical and presentation and interpersonal skills.

Expert knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including GAAP, CAS and FAR.

Expert knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

Ideal candidates will have Big 4 Experience (at least in first 3-5 years of Career)

Preference for A&E Experience within Government or Government Contracting Industry

Knowledge of Microsoft applications

Expert knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.

Ability to analyze highly complex financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.




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