Staff Accountant
National PTA - Alexandria, VA

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We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Accounting Department. The ideal candidate would have 1 to 2 years of public accounting experience – preferably with some tax experience.

Job Duties:

  • Assists with month-end and year-end close processes including preparation and review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations on a timely basis
  • Works closely with junior staff while working on monthly close and other tasks
  • Responsible for the integrity of the general ledger
  • Ensures that all accounts are reviewed accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Preparation of some financial analytics may be required
  • Provides financial status information by preparing special reports; completing special projects
  • Assist with payroll administration
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Assist with state tax questions and tax research

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • 1-2 years of experience in the public accounting field
  • Experience with grant accounting a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Hard-working, self-motivated, and possesses a positive attitude and strong drive for success in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to perform effectively within deadlines
  • Ability to solve routine problems following established policies and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Quickbooks experience is required.
  • Microsoft Excel skills are required.