The Business Accounting Operations team has an immediate opening for an experienced and ambitious Senior Accountant who would like to join a fun, knowledgeable and innovative team. This role will report to the Senior Manager of Accounting and will be primarily responsible for internal financial reporting, controls, compliance and policy | procedure oversight, and other projects as necessary, which will include interacting with both program finance leads and corporate accounting personnel.
We are looking for a candidate who lives near one of our finance hubs: Tucson - AZ, Oak Ridge - TN, Huntsville - AL, or Reston - VA. This is a primarily telework position with about 20% onsite work for team collaboration and coordination.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Proactively monitor general ledger account balances for adherence with company policy and GAAP.
- Identify solutions to problems typically involve multiple issues, areas or specialties.
- Meet corporate financial closing and reporting requirements and deadlines.
- Review and approve journal entries, reconciliations and postings to the general ledger.
- Ensure compliance with our team’s SOX and DFARS internal controls.
- Coordinate internal and external audit requirements and respond timely to requests.
- Provides measurable input to new solutions, processes or standards in order to achieve team’s automation | improvement opportunities.
- Assist the Senior Manager of Accounting and other team requirements, as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and minimum of 8 years of accounting experience with progressive experience in the financial close processes and attributes to motivate and lead others.
- Public accounting audit experience or accounting experience within a publicly traded corporation.
- Certified Public Accountant with current knowledge of GAAP standards.
- Effective leadership and communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills.
- Technically savvy with Microsoft Excel to handle large data sets and PowerPoint skills.
- Knowledge of the defense contracting industry is a plus.
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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