Accountant

Posted 01 Sep 2020

LATA

Albuquerque, NM or Oak Ridge, TN (Business)

http://www.lata.com


POSITION: Accountant JOB TYPE: Full Time LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM/Oak Ridge, TN

The qualified Accountant assists the Controller in preparing journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, revenue recognition, budget tracking, and invoicing by applying a variety of accounting concepts, practices, and procedures to record, classify, and examine records of financial transactions.

Job Description

• Analysis of individual accounts to ensure data was entered correctly and costs are accounted for in the correct accounts

• Reconciliation of accounts on a regular basis to ensure critical accounts reflect the correct balance

• Coordinates with internal customers, when necessary, to obtain and verify costs

• Validates critical accounts match the expected balance and reports to Controller any variances within accounts

• Prepares journal entries to support monthly activities

• Analysis of financial data and schedules for journal entries to ensure completeness and accuracy of data

• Validates that journal entry is entered into system correctly and matches verified backup

• Performs cost and revenue budget analysis to assist in budget variances

• Validates the accuracy of the cost and revenue to aid in the decision-making process of the company

• Prepares project invoices and reconciles project costs

• Responsible for monthly preparation and processing of client billings per contract and FAR

• Assistance with project setup

• Chart of accounts management to facilitate new account setup, linking accounts to organizations, and project account groups

• Assists in the monthly close process

• Reporting state and local taxes, as required for gross receipt taxes, excise taxes, and commercial activity taxes

• Collaborates with the other finance department personnel to support overall department goals and objectives

• Supports audit requirements

• Other duties as assigned

Basic Job Requirements

• Associates degree or six (6) years’ experience in accounting or business-related field

• Three (3) years progressive experience in accounting operations to include the production of accounting reports

• 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

• Work with all levels of management

• 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

• Intermediate-level computer skills that include all the Microsoft Office Suite of software • Technical and narrative writing techniques

• Offer contingent upon results of background check and pre-employment drug test

Preferred Qualifications

• Four(4) year accounting degree

• Government accounting experience

• Deltek/CostPoint experience