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General Accountant IV
Ref No.: 16-11729
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, Washington

Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Provide value-added expertise to consultants, auditors, and others in development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving. May operate in a lead role within the team.

  • Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger. Complete monthly closings.
  • Prepare balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations to ensure general ledger account information is accurate, consistent, traceable, and auditable.
  • Execute and manage timely and accurate transactions.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.
  • Design and produce reports.
  • Conduct research and analyses on highly complex issues. Devise creative and effective solutions.
  • Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination.
  • Design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions.
  • May perform highly complex projects or participate as a team member on projects at the highest level of complexity.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

  • 6+ years of related experience

  • Public accounting and/or accounting operations experience required.
  • Proficiency in Excel/Access required.
  • CPA or CPA in progress strongly preferred.
  • Secondary mortgage market experience is a plus.
  • Process improvement/automation preferred.
  • Comfortable working with large amounts of data.
  • Good communication skills required.
  • Previous experience working on an accounting system implementation or upgrade is a plus.


As a condition of employment with Client, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Who does this position report to?
General Accounting Mgr
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What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Must have strong operational accounting experience or related public accounting experience. Excellent communication skills. Able to work with large amounts of data effectively. Process improvement mindset. Strong Excel skills.
What are the nice-to-have skills?
Previous experience in mortgage/loan accounting is a plus. CPA or CPA in process strongly preferred. MS Access skills.
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
Our Loan Accounting team will be moving from Herndon, VA to Washington, DC (2115 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in mid/late Aug 2016. So if hired prior to the move, this person will need to commute to Herndon office until the ofc move is completed. Position is eligible for our discretionary bonus pool. We are targeting a base salary of $90-109K base for this position (depending upon the candidate's experience)