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Robert Half International Senior Accountant in Columbia, Maryland


If you have a background in accounting and are searching for a role with a highly respected Defense Service firm, Robert Half Finance may have the Senior Accountant position for you. This role handles financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. Candidates with strong analytical skills and a preference for challenging and fast-paced work environments will be successful in this position. This Senior Accountant role is based in Columbia, Maryland with a company in the Defense Service field. Along with a strong benefits package, this position is well compensated and offers the possibility to advance. If you are qualified and interested please email Jim Meade at Robert Half.

How you will make an impact

  • Ensure corporate accounting policies, procedures, and controls are followed when working with business partners and be able to provide support on special requests

  • Produce monthly consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management purposes

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Strong interest in continuously improving the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Analyze financial information and report on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

  • Delegate resources to Ad-hoc projects as necessary

  • Produce error-free monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables such as journal entries, reconciliations, reports in compliance with GAAP

  • Assist in coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors

  • Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations


  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • DCAA experience highly desired

  • Government contracts experience

  • Command of Federal Government Contracts

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) experience desired

  • Adeptness in Unanet

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • 3+ years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

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Salary: $70,000.00 - $90,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Columbia, MD

Date Posted: December 17, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 02000-0011587080

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance