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Robert Half Senior Staff Accountant in Sterling, Virginia

Description We are offering a contract to hire employment opportunity for a Staff Accountant in Sterling, Virginia. The successful candidate will be working in our office, predominantly focusing on payroll processing, project accounting, month and year-end closing, purchasing assistance, and accounts payable.


• Handling payroll processing tasks to ensure all employees are paid accurately and on time

• Overseeing project accounting, which includes reviewing and maintaining project costs, keeping organized files, and conducting budget cost reviews

• Assisting in month and year-end closing procedures to ensure accurate financial reporting

• Serving as a backup and providing assistance in purchasing activities

• Assisting with accounts payable to ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner

• Participating in inventory and bank reconciliations to detect and resolve any discrepancies

• Utilizing software systems such as Acumatica, ADP, and MS Office for various accounting tasks

• Conducting audit activities as required to ensure compliance with financial regulations

• Preparing and posting journal entries to the general ledger

• Assisting in month-end close procedures, including account analysis and report generation. Requirements • Must have at least 5 years of experience in the role of a Staff Accountant or a similar position

• Proficiency in managing Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR) is essential

• Expertise in Bank Reconciliations is required

• Proficiency in managing General Ledger and Journal Entries is crucial

• Experience in Month End Close procedures is necessary

• Familiarity with ADP - Payroll system is required

• Experience in Project Accounting is a must

• Prior experience in Audit is necessary

• Proficiency in using Acumatica software is required

• Must be proficient in MS Office Suite

• Must have the legal right to work in the location of the job

• Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal

• Willingness to undergo any necessary training or professional development activities

• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills

• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work

• Respect for diversity and inclusive behavior towards colleagues of all backgrounds

• Strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity.

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