Robert Half Accountemps GL Staff Accountant in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

A large non profit in downtown DC is looking for a strong Staff Accountant to join their growing team. In the role of Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. When it's time for the monthly close, you'll be responsible for various aspects of internal reporting. In addition, you'll be in communication with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, participating in compliance, and reviewing schedules for the reporting processes. An involved position, you will be producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. The Washington, District of Columbia based company offering this multi-faceted, challenging short term temporary opportunity provides a thriving environment where innovation is encouraged and effort is rewarded.

Major responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for management reporting

  • Assist in monthly financial close workbook preparation, including annual closing process

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

  • Support capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Report on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Ad-hoc tasks and special projects, as needed

  • Support implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls under SOX and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • ERP system experience

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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