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Job #: R-00022844
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Accounting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking Director Technical of Technical Accounting to join a dynamic, multi-national Company with a key role on the Corporate Controller Team in Reston – VA.

We are looking for an energetic, team player with an expansive  background in technical accounting topics including in revenue recognition, accounting for leases, asset impairment (goodwill and intangible assets), business combinations, divestitures and other complex technical accounting matters gained through public and corporate accounting experiences. This is a highly visible and impactful position working directly with and giving direction to both internal (e.g., Group CFOs and their teams) and external resources.

In this role, you will lead the Accounting Policy team and be responsible for policy determination, providing guidance to internal customers on accounting for complex transactions and related financial reporting.

You will support key business partners by providing relevant guidance during deal structuring, and reliable information on a timely basis. You must be able to collaborate with key stakeholders and bring transparency into both the determination of required accounting treatment and implementation of the technical accounting conclusions.

Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop, administer and advise on Company accounting policies
  • Work actively with external vendors and auditors to ensure that company revenue recognition interpretation and internal revenue guidance are consistent and compliant with GAAP and all technical pronouncements
  • Provide ad hoc analysis of and guidance on accounting issues
  • Develop framework for implementation of the new accounting standards which includes: timeline for evaluation of the impact of the new accounting standards to the Company and implementation, model for dual tracking, and SOX compliant controls
  • Provide leadership across finance to grow and mentor junior staff and group Finance teams through internal trainings both formal and informal for both revenue and other technical matters
  • Actively participate in monthly and quarterly close activities including monthly reconciliations of all revenue, and deferred revenue accounts
  • Review the groups Estimates at Completion (EACs)
  • Support the Controller team with special projects and workflow process improvements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 12 years of experience in accounting field.
  • Prior experience working in public accounting from a large national firm and/or Big 4 public accounting experience
  • 6+ years’ experience managing complex revenue arrangements and/or long-term percent of completion type contracts is required
  • CPA required
  • Analytical minded person with ability to understand overall business operations able to quickly pinpoint areas to focus on
  • Self-directed with proven ability to research complex issues, work independently, and multi-task several projects efficiently
  • Strong focus on process improvements
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (including public speaking skills)
  • Problem solving and strategizing capabilities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deltek/Costpoint experience
  • Government Contracting experience

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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