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Staff Accountant
Posted date [Nov-21-2016]
(ID: 4444)
ABOUT APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS:





Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. (ADS) is a highly-specialized Technical Services and Solutions company that applies our aerospace





engineering excellence with development knowledge and operational experience to provide unique subject matter expertise to





build and operate highly effective mission critical systems for itsâ customers. Headquartered in Columbia Maryland, with offices





in Virginia, New Mexico, California, and Colorado, ADS provides space systems engineering and analysis services, space systems





design, space protection research and development, geospatial information systems, and operations support for the





Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Civil Space, and the Commercial Space Industry. ADS has on-going work





spanning the full project life cycle from mission concept studies, research & development, system development & integration,





mission planning, and mission operations across multiple satellite orbit regimes (LEO, HEO, GEO, lunar, and interplanetary).





During the history of our Company, our highly technical staff has operational experience flying more than 20 satellites including





past and future NASA science missions (IBEX, LCROSS, LADEE, CPOD, OCO-2, TESS and CYGNSS), military communications





satellites, and commercial imagery satellites. The partnership and collaboration among the ADS staff possessing a broad range





of skills and a diverse set of background experiences make the ADS team a dynamic and exciting place to work.





Donât miss your chance to be a part of the innovative ADS Team - directly involved in current and future missions supporting





NASA, the US Navy, the Air Force, and the Intelligence Community. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits





package, interesting projects and challenges, and opportunities for career growth and leadership.





Applied Defense Solutions currently has an opening for a Staff Accountant at its Columbia, MD headquarters.





PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:





Under minimum supervision performs accounting duties which require a strong working knowledge of accounting practice





and theory. Records, classifies, examines, and analyzes data related to accounting transactions to ensure current, accurate,





and complete financial information. Collects, summarizes, and analyzes cost data for use in operational trends and preparing





cost and financial statements. This position reports directly to the CFO.





TYPICAL DUTIES:





§ Responsible for a variety of accounting functions such as accounts payable, cash receipts and fixed assets.





§ Supporting accounts receivable as required during the billing processing.





§ Supporting month end closing process, including account reconciliations.





§ Processing semi-monthly payroll.





§ Assisting with preparation of budgets and financial audits.





§ Preparing specialized reports and analysis.





§ Assisting in the preparation of subcontractor and vendor accruals as services/goods are received in accordance with





GAAP and internal policies to ensure that the project's cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported





internally and externally.





§ Applying advanced understanding of accounting principles and industry standards in the analysis of financial data.





Output is used by financial management towards decisions that impact the organization.





§ Participating in conversion to new accounting and purchasing systems.





§ Evaluating multiple source data applying advanced financial and accounting principles and techniques, industry,





business, professional, government and company standards.





§ Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications.





§ Sharing responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.





§ Performing additional related assignments as needed.





10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 600 Columbia, MD 21044 Office: 410.715.0005 Fax: 410.715.0008





www.AppliedDefense.com





SKILL, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:





§ Qualifications for the position include a Bachelorâs degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from a four-year





college or university. Willingness (and eligibility) to sit for the CPA exam a plus.





§ 2+ years of accounting experience.





§ Experience in government contracting and financial statement preparation, advanced excel and data management





skills is highly desired.





§ Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel. Intermediate Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Skills.





§ Knowledge and experience with Unanet accounting software is desired.





§ Knowledge of federal acquisition laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense





Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) and agency specific regulations preferred.





§ Strong working knowledge of government contract types, billing types and requirements, and contract closeout





requirements is desired.





§ Must be a team player with the ability to deploy where needed; who has excellent oral and written communication





skills, meets deadlines, and enjoys problem solving.





§ Sound interpersonal skills used when interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with Company personnel, customers,





and suppliers.





§ Ability to exercise discretion using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles





and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.





§ Excellent planning, time management and organization skills.





Submit resume and salary requirements to Jobs@AppliedDefense.com. Reference Job #0422. No phone calls please.





Applied Defense Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employerâminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Candidates will not contact you directly. Any relevant candidates will be forwarded by our staff.
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