Accountant II - Frederick

Recruiter
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Frederick
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Jul 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
The Financial Operations Directorate (FOD) is committed to ensuring the financial integrity of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) by providing timely, accurate, and relevant information to internal and external stakeholders. Our team collaborates to effectively monitor and manage fiscal resources in a responsible, compliant, and professional manner in a dynamic environment. We adhere to applicable contract, regulatory, and compliance requirements while supporting the broader mission of the FNLCR.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

LBR is seeking an Accountant II who will be responsible for the preparation of complex billings for submission to a government customer for Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) and Cost Reimbursable contracts. In this role you will prepare and review invoices according to customer guidelines utilizing financial reports to ensure compliance. You will analyze unbilled receivables monthly against standard Costpoint reports, research and resolve a variety of internal and external customer inquiries concerning billing status, and initiate communications to external and internal customers to resolve billing discrepancies and collection issues.

In addition to billing responsibilities, the Accountant II may perform some of the following tasks:
  • Build and maintain cross–functional team relationships with Project Management/Control, Contracts, Accounts Payable to provide expertise and assistance on invoicing matters in a fast–pace environment
  • Complete reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Research accounting transactions related to GL, AP and AR
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis of data
  • Handle special accounting projects or inquiries

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of an BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of three (3) years of general accounting with responsibility for general ledger, billing, accounts payable, cost accounting, or accounts receivable
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Experience with Costpoint
  • Strong knowledge of government invoicing
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem–solving capabilities
  • Must be deadline driven, fast paced, organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Microsoft office software with intermediate MS Excel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Time Management – Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and schedules
  • Customer service oriented with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn new technology
  • Knowledge of GAAP, FAR, FTR, CAS
  • Deltek Costpoint software experience
  • Experience working in Cognos

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)