PAE, Inc Accountant III in Arlington, Virginia

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Accountant III

Accountant III Job Description

PAE is seeking an Accountant III to join our team! This is an excellent time to join PAE's Corporate Accounting team at a time of rapid growth for the company. The ideal candidate will be self-starter interested in driving improvement to the accounting process and accelerating their careers. Expert level Excel skills are required and experience with a large ERP system is preferred.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ability to apply analytical and technical thinking across multiple areas of responsibility for moderately complex and complex tasks.

  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of key accounts.

  • Compile and analyze financial information in order to prepare and input monthly journal entries into CostPoint to document business transactions.

  • Perform and review balance sheet account reconciliations that include supporting documentation to substantiate the balance.

  • Document processes and procedures for the duties performed.

  • Strong understanding of the interaction of various balance sheet accounts with the financial and business operations.

  • Research and provide timely replies to the external auditors for the yearend audit and quarterly reviews.

  • Prepare quarterly analytics for accounts in support of the yearend audit and quarterly review.

  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting processes and procedures that will insure strong internal controls.

  • Maintain accounts in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Support the general ledger manager and others on special projects, as required.

  • Adhere to policies and promote a strong control environment.

Detailed description of experience, training, and other requirements for job performance:

  • CPA required or currently pursuing

  • Must be a US citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting

  • 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience which includes a good level of accounting subject knowledge and business analysis

  • Ability to demonstrate application of acquired knowledge and effective use of support tools and knowledge base in day to day activities

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and capable of acting as a team lead

  • Must work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Strong verbal and writing skills. Emails, communications and guidance must be concise, clear and easily understood

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic environment

  • Willingness to receive and implement guidance

  • Expert Excel skills, including pivot tables, filtering, and advanced formulas

  • Systems: CostPoint and Cognos

  • Govcon experience preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.