Accounting Specialist

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs review of contracts and performs complex government billing and support tasks in an Accounts Receivable department.

Prepares analysis of inception to date costs contract costs and prepares final invoices.

Reviews contracts and contract briefs to ensure invoice compliance with contract.

Coordinates and participates in the research and analysis of accounting and financial data.

Performs analysis and reporting for assigned projects and/or programs.

Verifies accuracy of accounting documents or records. Updates and maintains invoice reconciliations, accounting journals, ledgers, and other records detailing accounts receivable financial business.

Prepares final invoices for payment and entry into Government Payment systems.

Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies and investigates questionable data.

Provides monthly analysis of contract closeout progress and schedule to complete.

Interacts frequently with outside representatives, government personnel and/or senior level internal contacts.

Ensures compliance with departmental and company policies and procedures.

Compiles data and prepares a variety of highly complex reports. May present findings to professional staff and/or management.

Ensures accounting files and records are accurate and up to date.

Recommends improvements and/or changes to processing methods and techniques.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Typically requires a high school diploma and four or more years of progressive experience in an accounting department or a related field. May substitute additional experience in lieu of education.

Demonstrates exceptional communication skills (both written and oral) with proven ability to communicate clearly and respectfully for all internal and external customers.

Organizes, schedules, and coordinates work phases.

Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly.

Determines the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of difficult problems.

Must have good communication, documentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of MS Office with strong working knowledge of excel are required to create and maintain highly involved spreadsheets using complex functions and formulas.

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and capable of effectively interacting with professional staff.

Knowledge/experience with ERP business systems is desired (SAP preferable).

Able to work extended hours as required.


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