Financial Accountant

Washington, D.C.


Job Summary

Review and analyze complex financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Serve as the initial reviewer for journal entries, workpapers, reports, schedules and materials. Operate in a lead role within the team. Train and provide leadership to staff. Assist the Accounting Manager/Director in team planning, assignments and other duties, as needed.


Responsibilities

  • Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger. Complete monthly closings and effectively explain results to management.
  • Review balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports including externally-required disclosures.
  • Review daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations to ensure general ledger account information is accurate, consistent, traceable, and auditable.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and implement changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.
  • Assist with coordinating and administering assignments, monitoring accounting team progress and managing schedules.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • CPA Certified
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and implement advanced accounting concepts (e.g. asset impairment, amortization, consolidation accounting, sales accounting, non-accrual accounting, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Excel required.  Includes proficiency with vlookup, pivot, sumifs functions as well as ability to import, reconcile and validate complex data from multiple sources.
  • Secondary mortgage market experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and implement GAAP and SEC financial disclosure requirements.
  • Public accounting and/or accounting operations experience required.