Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant

Tracking Code      48-931
Job Description
Cotton & Company seeks an experienced accountant with at least 2 years of federal government accounting or consulting experience to assist our federal client with a wide variety of financial management services.  These services will include performing work on assigned consulting engagements; mentor and supervise the work of staff; review records, transactions and methods for accuracy and effectiveness; and report findings and make recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions.
Required Skills
  • Possess an understanding of internal controls and other accounting and auditing concepts and apply them on client engagement.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and offer practical solutions
  • Report findings to supervisory senior, manager or partner and make recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions.
  • Review work of staff when necessary.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of public accounting experience.
  • Experience with financial statement preparation, financial and performance audits, and/or internal control reviews.
  • Familiarity with federal accounting standards (i.e., OMB circulars, FASAB) and the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL) are preferred.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data and reports.
  • CPA or CPA Candidate is highly desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. federal security clearance (U.S. Citizenship is required)

Cotton & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disability)

Job Location
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Position Type

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