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Job #: R-00024646
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Accounting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

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

We are seeking a high-energy Senior Accountant who thrives in a collaborative environment to join our technical accounting team. The Senior Accountant will be an integral team member in the determination of complex accounting treatments for highly technical matters, including:  revenue recognition, accounting for leases, asset impairment (goodwill and intangible assets), business combinations, debt, derivatives and other complex technical accounting issues. This is a highly visible position providing exposure to executive leadership and opportunities for advancement. 

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Determining accounting treatment for significant transactions
  • Providing ad hoc analysis of and guidance on accounting issues
  • Supporting mergers and acquisitions activity
  • Reviewing various tangible and intangible assets for impairment
  • Developing, administering and advising on Company accounting policies
  • Interpreting, researching, and integrating SEC and FASB pronouncements
  • Training to enhance the technical accounting capabilities of the Company
  • Preparation and review of complex valuation models
  • Supporting the quarterly and annual financial statement disclosure processes
  • Maintaining strong SOX environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field from an accredited university and minimum 4 years of prior Accounting related experience.
  • CPA required
  • Public accounting experience required
  • Self-driven with proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate an accounting position and interact persuasively at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Advanced excel skills


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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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