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Senior Accountant

Avenu Centreville, VA

Position Summary:
The Senior Accountant is responsible for the accounting operations, monthly close process, compliance with accounting and tax-related policies, and regulatory and operational reporting requirements. This position will oversee all activities surrounding the general ledger including journal entries, data uploads, expense analysis, and account reconciliations. This position will lead initiatives for process improvement, reporting and analytical analysis to promote more efficient and effective operational performance and timely delivery of meaningful financial reports

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Month End Close:
•Ownership of the month end close process including reconciliation of assigned Balance Sheet accounts ensuring adherence to established reporting deadlines
•Responsible for Fixed Asset accounting including proper capture of capital expenditures per corporate policy, monthly depreciation entry, roll-forward and account reconciliation
•Management of Prepaid Expenses including scheduled expense rollout for the account reconciliation
•Calculate and record business and property tax accruals
•Review and record weekly Employee T&E expense (Concur, Amex)
•Coordination and filing of internal tax compliance - Sales and Use, Personal Property, etc.
•Oversight and management of monthly expense accruals including Payroll (Salary Expense, Accrued Salary and PTO), Benefits (Life and Medical) for monthly journal entry processing and allocation of expense to appropriate cost centers
•Prepare and manage deferred rent schedules for all facility leases including monthly journal entries
•Manage unclaimed property legal requirements as they related to vendor payments
•Prepare monthly expense analysis identifying trends and potentially missed transactions for each line of business
•Assess and propose systems enhancements to promote process improvements including active participation in and/or serving as the team lead for system projects where necessary
•Provide management with accurate and timely information necessary to make strategic and operational decisions
•Provide technical accounting research and support services to the organization in conjunction with our monthly GAAP closing process and audit requirements. Prepare technical white papers and accounting memos for our files
•Analytical skills and attention to detail necessary to effectively capture and analyze data to assist the Controller with creating meaningful, understandable financial reports and metrics
•Design, evaluate and recommend efficient means of gathering and reporting financial key performance metrics to facilitate sound management business decisions
•Implement and monitor appropriate internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy, completeness and classification including proper supporting documentation for financial journal entries
•Assist Controller in evaluating existing and new accounting rules/literature and recommend appropriate actions and/or procedures for practical application
•Assist, as necessary, the FP&A team’s forecasting & budgeting process to provide information based on actual trends, transaction timing and purchase commitments
•Proven problem resolution skills exhibiting proactive management of issues to appropriate resolution while exhibiting professional judgment in communicating or escalating appropriate issues to the Controller for guidance
•Serve as the Backup to the Accounts Payable function
•Other duties, as assigned

•Prepare the daily cash report for distribution to management
•Process daily bank transfers between accounts

Financial Reporting and Process Management:
•Serve as the expert from an ERP System perspective for the General Ledger
•Responsible for training, managing and mentoring of Avenu employees to develop a better understanding of the month end close and financial reporting processes ensuring a complete and accurate financial close process
•Serve as the lead for the integration or implementation of general ledger and financial reporting processes for newly acquired businesses and changes to the existing ERP system

Audit Function and Policy/Controls Compliance:
•Ensure compliance with established corporate policies and procedures for all aspects of general accounting, internal controls and financial reporting processes
•Prepare lead schedules and other audit support as required for the annual corporate audit processes
•Serve as the Process Owner of general accounting SOX narratives
•Ensure that appropriate controls are in-place and monitored for effectiveness and overall efficiency to identify risk areas. Recommend appropriate action to mitigate the exposure
•Ensure all related account reconciliations are prepared timely and accurately, submitted for review in accordance with the monthly close calendar to ensure the integrity of the corporate financial records
•Serve in a lead capacity to identify system and process improvements and enhancements to establish/maintain work standards, effective workflows and operating procedures

•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 4 to 6 years relevant accounting experience - Mix of Public Accounting and private experience a plus
•Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Sarbanes Oxley Act and Auditing Standards
•Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Demonstrate diplomacy, professionalism, and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes both internally and externally
•Analytical skills and attention to detail necessary to effectively analyze data and create meaningful, understandable reports and metrics.
•Strong project management, analytical and research skills with a demonstrated ability to drive new projects from inception through completion as well as increase efficiency of existing processes.
•Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills, work well under pressure, be a confident, self-motivated, resourceful, collaborative team player
•Ability to perform in a fast-paced, collaborative, high volume, growth-oriented work environment
•International experience, including foreign currency translation, revaluation and consolidation a plus
•Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite - Sage Intacct software experience a plus
•Software Technology – SaaS experience highly desirable
•Sarbanes Oxley experience highly desirable

Expected Avenu Employee Behaviors

Communication: Clearly communicates written and verbal information. Shares knowledge and ideas with others to keep managers and co-workers appropriately informed

Confidentiality: Understands and maintains professional confidentiality regarding information, data privacy, trade secrets, which is not to be disclosed except to another authorized person both internally or externally to third parties

Openness: Is approachable and contributes to an open and interactive work environment. Promotes an atmosphere of mutual trust by displaying candor and honesty with others

Professionalism: Adheres to the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity

Active Listening and Learning: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand other points of view, asking questions, as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate time.

Self-Development: Takes ownership and action to enhance both personal and professional competencies

Teamwork: Effectively contributes to achieving team and company objectives. Contributes to a collaborative environment by displaying a spirit of cooperation and interdependence

Relationships: Builds effective working relationships. Treats others with dignity and respect

Commitment: Determined, dedicated and persistent in achieving responsibilities, tasks and objectives

Accountability: Takes full ownership and responsibility for actions and results without making excuses or placing blame

Responsiveness: Show up on time, engaged and ready to perform

Results Oriented: Effective use of time and resources to provide quality deliverables, meet deadlines and honor commitments.

Quality Deliverables: Consistently provides a high-quality work product and demonstrates pride in doing a good job as evidenced by learning from past mistakes/failures

Flexibility: Adapts positively and quickly to changing business requirements and priorities

Proactive: Anticipates and takes initiative to meet team and customer needs and/or expectations

Customer satisfaction: Client Focus - Driven to exceed requirements and expectations

Innovation and Creativity: Explore new ideas and technologies to continually improve business process and/or procedures while embracing a mind-set of “thinking out-of-the box”

Capable/Knowledgeable: Applies technical knowledge and training to achieve results and earn respect from co-workers, management and customers. Uses sound judgment in making decisions that uphold the values and principles of Avenu

Risk taking: Willingness to push oneself out of comfort zones and evaluate new approaches

Self-Reflection: The honest assessment of personal successes, weaknesses and failures/mistakes. Accepts feedback and constructive criticism from others as a path to improvement


Why Work Here?

Great company culture, opportunity for growth

Avenu provides local governments with ways to achieve more predictable revenue that supports growth, fuels modernization and ensures compliance with mandated but underfunded programs. Avenu’s revenue enhancement and administrative solutions find and recover license, permit and other taxes that cities and counties struggle to collect. The insights and improved fiscal posture enables governments to deliver expected services and sustain a high quality of life for residents. Avenu is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for a position will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, and age.


Centreville, VA


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