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Senior Accountant

Location : Dulles, VA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Airline - Aviation
Job Category : Accounting/Auditing

Job Description :

Job Responsibilities
The following responsibilities are associated with this job role:
• Accounting
o Understanding of full month-end close cycle
o Prepare and enter normal, recurring, payroll cross charges, accruals and
intercompany journal entries for month-end close.
o Review all prepaid accounts; expense appropriate transactions.
o Generates monthly financial statements for assigned stations.
o Review and approve AP batches for assigned stations.
o Compute and accrue airport fees and prepare check requests for all stations.
o Compute fuel/diesel year-end tax credit all stations and provide to Tax Department for
return preparation.
o Review and assist in preparation of annual budgets for all stations.
o Analytical review of month ends income statements and research variances between
actual and budget.
o Lease accounting FASB 16 review and manage over 150 agreements
• Auditing
o Accounts payable voucher review and approval for accuracy for invoices over $5,000
on a weekly basis. Verify A/P entries are booked into the correct accounting period,
cost center and account.
o Budget Review – Receive budget packages from the stations. Utilizing historical
reports, assumptions and directives from Management, analyze revenue and
expenses for reasonableness. Ensure that the budget numbers are uploaded
accurately into the accounting system and thereafter perform a quality control review
of the budget results in Lawson and communicate accordingly with the stations.
o Conduct a minimum of four station audits per year.
• Compiling
o Compile and present monthly results for review to the Accounting Manager.
o Research discrepancies between stations anticipated results and that of the
preliminary income statements and communicate with each respective station.
o Reconcile physical inventories of fuels to amounts recorded in the general ledger.
Investigate and document reasons for variances.
o Prepare monthly accruals for Fuel Tax refunds.
o Prepare reports for airport fees and ensure that payments are submitted timely to
meet permit requirements.
• Supporting
o Respond to airport authority audits.
o Assist the external auditors in the annual audits by providing them with schedules and
other information as required.
o Assist with various projects as requested (daily).
o Research vacation variances and discuss with stations.
o Supporting the Accounting Manager with other duties as assigned
• All other duties as may be required

Required Qualifications :

Qualifications and Competencies
• Degree in Accounting
• CPA or CPA candidate
• 3 to 5 years of accounting experience
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Strong analytical skills
• Good knowledge of MS Office and intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
• Strong oral and written communication / presentation skills
• Ability to work under demanding deadlines, flexible, communicative and ability to work in
• Good decision-making skills based on facts and analysis
• Strong customer focus and problem-solving skills
• Personal and professional integrity of the highest order

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