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Junior Accountant

Company: Insight Policy Research
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Insight Policy Research, a dynamic, small research and evaluation organization, seeks applicants for the position of Junior Accountant.

For 20 years, Insight has provided high-quality, nationally recognized research and evaluation services to government, philanthropic, and nonprofit clients. We focus on issues affecting historically underserved and economically disadvantaged populations. Our practice areas include education, family support, food and nutrition, health, and military and veteran support.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, we offer outstanding potential for growth, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits in a collegial, family-friendly environment. For more information on the type of work we conduct and our corporate culture, please visit our website: .

Position Summary

The ideal candidate has strong quantitative abilities and is comfortable working independently and taking initiative to start new assignments. Must be highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and committed to producing work of the highest quality.

The essential functions of this position include the following:

  • Process incoming invoices and payments
  • Reconcile monthly credit card statements
  • Input and validate Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable transactions into financial accounting software
  • Process biweekly check runs and ACH payments
  • Create and maintain monthly hour and expenditure reports for use by project leaders
  • Maintain monthly contract/subcontract backlog
  • Assist in preparation of annual financial statements and vendor tax forms
  • Aid in preparation of reports to ensure compliance with various government contracting, HR, and other federal reporting regulations
  • Maintain company accounting and contract files
  • Support management and coordination of contracts and subcontracts
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration (or similar degree) with a concentration in accounting (or the expected completion of a bachelor's degree in the next 6 months) or with completion of basic coursework in both financial and managerial accounting
    • 2+ years related experience in accounting or general business operations
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products
    • Familiarity with accounting software
    • Familiarity with government contracting, especially familiarity with the FAR

      EEO: At Insight, we value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, LGBTQ2S people, and veterans to apply. Insight is a committed equal opportunity employer. Each and every employment decision is based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race; color; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; religion; national origin; marital status; pregnancy or parental status; military or veteran status; medical condition; disability; or any federal, state, or local protected class. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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Keywords: Insight Policy Research, Arlington , Junior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Arlington, Virginia

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