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Robert Half Assistant Controller in ROCKVILLE, Maryland


Our client, a 35M+ Government Contractor in Rockville, MD is looking to hire an Assistant Controller to join their accounting team. This position is open due to a promotion within the accounting department. In this role, you will identify issues and resolve problems in this career-building Assistant Controller position. This Assistant Controller position consists of regulating the day-to-day of the accounting staff and providing updates to the VP of Accounting. This permanent employment opportunity is a hybrid role (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays IN THE OFFICE in Rockville). You could apply your government contracting accounting talents within an expanding company by applying via Robert Half today!

Major responsibilities

§ Manage all accounting functions including A/R, A/P, G/L and Payroll

§ Review monthly invoices for posting and submission to clients

§ Oversee, and review timesheets and the preparation of payroll

§ Year-end Tax preparation – W-2, 1099 and prepare supporting schedules for Federal & State Tax Returns

§ Perform monthly closing – prepare monthly Financial Statements, and reconciliations of balance sheet & income statement accounts

§ Ensure contracts are managed in accordance with company policies, laws and regulations and contract requirements

§ Prepare annual Incurred Cost Submission

§ External Year-end Financial Statement Review, 401(K) Annual Audit

§ Contract Close-Out experience on CPFF & CPAF Contracts

§ Manage, train, mentor and develop our internal accounting team and oversee external finance vendors

§ Coordinate and participate in supporting proposals, bids and business development activities, such as preparing cost and price analysis

The ideal candidate for this Assistant Controller role MUST HAVE Unanet Accounting software, BS in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 5 year's experience in Government Contract accounting as well as strong supervisory experience. They would also like candidates to have a full understanding of FAR/CAS, incurred cost submission, understanding of rates, working with outside auditors, GL, financial statement preparation and the ins and outs of all the various different types of contracts (CPFF, FP, T& M). To apply to this Assistant Controller role please do so through this positing or reach out to Caren Bromberg Bach on LinkedIn or call Caren Bach at 301.965.9035.


  • Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience

  • Ability to multitask and communicate well with individuals of all backgrounds

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

    • Significant accounting experience
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • CPA an added bonus

    • Profound knowledge of UNANET
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Deep understanding of Contract Pricing

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) experience required

  • Account reconciliation experience highly preferred

  • Adeptness in Cpff

  • Government contracts experience

  • Federal Government Contracts experience preferred

  • Strong supervisory

  • Unanet experience expertise

  • Practical knowledge of financial statement preparation

  • Demonstrated knowledge of month end closings

  • General familiarity with general ledger

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