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Accountant III
Ref No.: 18-05085
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 05/21/2018
Position Description **Performs advanced professional accounting of a varied nature; applies skills in finance to analyze proposed projects, services, etc. for financial impact and cost effectiveness; coordinates the overall maintenance of the general ledger, reconciliation of its accounts and preparation of Commission financial statements; develops and coordinates project and financial system development and enhancement teams; researches and presents analytical reviews on monthly and annual results of operations.** • Coordinates the overall maintenance of general ledger accounts and other financial records of the Commission to comply with legal, regulatory and policy requirements; • Prepares financial statements • Coordinates the monthly review and reconciliation of general ledger accounts, both operating and capital, including analysis and resolution of discrepancies; • Analyzes proposed projects, services, programs, policies, procedures, and practices for financial impact and cost effectiveness; • Researches and presents analytical reviews on monthly and annual results of operations; • Coordinates effective property accounting and analysis processes. Recommends and implements procedures for property accounting and develops and maintains property records; • Coordinates the closure of infrastructure projects including cost review for appropriate capitalization and categorization • Performs reconciliations, journal entries, reporting and analysis • Prepares various schedules and analyses • Maintains, updates and tests general ledger, financial and reporting applications and/or systems; • Prepares special and periodic studies and reports and other financial information; • Performs technical research, provides information, and clarifies and interprets accounting policies and procedures throughout the Commission; • Performs other related duties as required
Skills Required • Thorough knowledge of accounting theory, principles and practice and their application to a wide variety of transactions and problem resolution; • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of analytical review, including problem definition, setting evaluation criteria, and analysis of alternatives; ability to analyze financial information and prepare complex financial and administrative reports; • Excellent project management skills including the ability to coordinate multiple projects, work independently and meet deadlines; • Demonstrated skills in developing and presenting accurate and complete financial reports; • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting and financial records and recommend improvements; • Demonstration of advanced skill and proficiency in the utilization of spreadsheets, databases, general ledger applications, word processing, inquiry, and reporting tools; • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, auditors and public officials.
Skills Preferred
Experience Required • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in public or corporate accounting, including 2 years at the Accountant II level. The 5 years of experience also includes 2 years of recent experience in the operation and maintenance of general ledger software (Oracle General Ledger or equivalent).
Experience Preferred
Education Required Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field;
Education Preferred • CPA certificate, graduate coursework in finance, business management, statistics or related field; • Experience with GASB and FASB pronouncements and their application, preparation and analysis of financial statements in accordance with GAAP; • Highly proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office including advanced skills in Excel and Access.
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