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Accountant - 27906 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Fairfax, VA
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Job Description


Do you want to be a part of a rapidly growing company with over $1B in annual revenue?  Are you interested in joining an industry leader in designing and delivering engineering solutions for national defense and security? Are you are ready to take the next step and become a member of a diverse and dynamic accounting team?  Alion Science and Technology is a company in transformation, driving double-digit growth and taking share in the industry.  Our corporate accounting team is looking for a talented, energetic and bright individual to join our team to drive results and deliver value.

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting activities within the organization. Assignments include maintaining journals and ledgers, reviewing and approving transactions, collecting and evaluating data, developing recommendations and strategies for accounting projects, researching accounting issues, and working with various stakeholders to develop solutions. 

Duties and Responsibilities:          

• Apply one’s understanding of accounting principles, concepts and practices to ensure the company’s compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  

• Provide operational and technical advice to maintain proper accounting practices.

• Conduct independent research and applies analytical and problem solving skills to lead and complete a diverse range of accounting / finance projects. 

• Achieve process efficiency by developing, coordinating and maintaining control processes related to accounting operations that meet the audit standards.

• Keep abreast of new developments in financial accounting and government regulations.

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

• Utilize database queries and other tools to research and resolve problems related to financial databases and computer software system functionality. Review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.

• Interface with internal and external auditors in coordinating and completing audits.

• Comply with all applicable accounting and governmental regulations.

• Collaborate with other members of the accounting team as well as other departments on various accounting / finance projects. 

• Performs additional ad-hoc duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in related discipline (accounting, finance) and 2-4 years of experience in a public accounting firm and/or corporate accounting. 

Experience in the Government Contracting industry is a plus.  Big 4 audit experience is a plus.

Knowledge Skills, Abilities:

• Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal skills and attention to details 

• Forward-thinking and self-motivated leader with strong work ethic

• Strong accounting knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), finance, budgeting, and cost control principles 

• Working knowledge and understanding of Government CAS and FAR.

• Working knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

• Strong Knowledge of Microsoft applications

• Ability to analyze a large amount of financial data 

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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