Accountant Principal (CPA  and Technical Accounting exp required) - 25834 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description


Interested in joining a diverse, dynamic accounting team as a subject matter expect? We are a group and company in transition that is seeking highly talented professionals looking to drive results and deliver value. As a strategic business partner with accounting expertise this position is responsible for serving as a technical expert and problem solver.  They will be tasked with leading accounting projects; researching, communicating, and applying accounting principles; participating in the preparation of financial statements and debt compliance deliverables; and serve as a mentor/coach to accounting staff.

Duties and Responsibilities          

First and foremost, this position will be called upon to be a technical expert.  They will be tasked with leading accounting projects that will require interaction with senior and executive management, other departments, and other members of the accounting team. 

Ability to research and apply accounting principles, concepts, practices and standards and provide technical advice, research and direction for maintaining proper accounting practices.

Conduct independent research and applies analytical and problem solving skills to lead and complete numerous and diverse highly complex accounting / finance projects.  

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

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

Knowledge of and experience with financial databases and computer software system functionality. Ability to research complex and vast data sets to investigate and resolve issues.  

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

Provide input on the selection, development and evaluation of accounting personnel to ensure efficient departmental operation.

Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



A CPA is required.

Master’s degree in related discipline plus 10 years of directly related 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.

Experience in the Government Contracting industry is a plus.

Big 4 audit experience is a plus.

     Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills as this position will be advising senior and executive management

Expert knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including GAAP and a working knowledge of international accounting standards

Working knowledge and understanding of Government CAS and FAR.

Expert knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

Knowledge of Microsoft applications.

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

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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