Founded in 1976, Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) provides technical and project management services to a varied clientele including federal agencies, state governments, municipalities, and a broad range of private sector industrial clients. LATA is currently looking for an experienced, accomplished, self-motivated Accountant for a position in our established Albuquerque, New Mexico office.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Accountant 10 position assists the Controller in preparing journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, revenue recognition, budget tracking, and invoicing. This position applies a variety of accounting concepts, practices, and procedures to record, classify, and examine records of financial transactions. The ability for high-level analysis, micro level reconciliations, problem solving, variance analysis, report generation, and timely solutions for customer requests are critical components for this position in supporting the Controller. Attention to detail and accuracy in work products is imperative and required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Education and Experience – Associates degree or six (6) years’ experience in accounting or business related field plus three (3) years progressive experience in accounting operations to include the production of accounting reports. Considered a plus: experience working with Deltek Costpoint and Cognos report writer in a government-contracting environment and web based payment experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Proficient knowledge in: Accounting, budget and cost analysis principles and theories. Internal & External, financial-auditing practices and principles. Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Federal Accounting Regulation (FAR) regulations, Federal and State laws. State Gross Receipt Taxes how applies and when it requires Gross receipts are needed to be filed. Office management and record keeping practices; Ability to: Work with all levels of management and diverse ethnic groups. Work independently and manage multiple tasks, including assignment of proper prioritization; exercise initiative and work under pressure. Determine operational trends that are impacting cost and revenue budget analysis. Meet deadlines Skill: Intermediate-level computer skills that include all the Microsoft Office Suite of software. Technical and narrative writing techniques. Time, task and project management. Other Skills Required: Average word per minute typing of 30 Proficient in 10 key typing
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office setting. Regular office hours are required of this position with evening and weekend work as necessary. Physical work demand is minimal with lifting up to 10 lbs. Work environment may be fast paced with multiple assignments and deadlines to meet.
Essential Functions: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers analyze and document essential position functions for all positions, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Essential functions are those tasks that an employee MUST be able to perform and the frequency of the occurrence of these tasks (Not Applicable, Intermittent/Critical=1-7 times a year, Often/Critical=8-24 times a year, Regular=daily/weekly).
• Must be a US Citizen
LATA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability.