Sr Accountant

Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Washignton, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

Position Accountabilities

  1. To prepare complete and accurate account analysis and general ledger account reconciliations for critical and subjective accounting areas of the organization fully supported by appropriate evidence and supporting documentation.
  2. Responsible for the analysis and recording of complex transactions, typically associated with advanced accounting, such as new guidance for contributions and grants, expense and revenue related to insurance products premium, leases, related debt and liabilities.
  3. Responsible for performing accounting production processes, including month-end and year-end close.
  4. Performs research as assigned, tracing issues to their source. Effectively summarizes and communicates research findings to the Manager and assists with the implementing solutions.
  5. Provides support to the Manager during the preliminary and annual audit requests and inquiries from external auditors
  6. Take an ownership, the initiative and leadership role in assigned tasks and projects. Being able to work with multiple areas of the organization requesting or interchanging information.
  7. Assist the Accounting Manager and other internal clients as need it. Initiate communication and collaboration with various stakeholders on the organization. This individual is a member of a team and reports to the General Accounting Manager or designated task/project lead on the team.
  8. Proactively evaluate accounting processes and systems and contribute to the development, implementation, and continuous enhancement of procedures, process, and internal controls.
  9. Create SOP and job aids when required to document processes and tasks when required.


Position Summary

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting or similar Finance field preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in accounting role; public accounting experience is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting and processes in a general ledger environment with emphasis on active role in monthly general ledger close, complex account analysis and metrics. 
  • Strong ability to navigate through a big amount of data, prioritize, classify information and drive conclusions.
  • Working knowledge applying US GAAP to business transactions
  • Previous experience at a non-for profit, Insurance or advertisement and educational content
  • PeopleSoft and Blackline previous experience is a plus.


Skills & Other Requirements

  • Ability to accurately apply accounting principles/practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership and urgency.
  • The candidate should be able to work with moderate or minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical skills, able to work with multiple data sources, summarize and synthetize.
  • Must be able to solve problems and complete assignments with minimal guidance in the time allotted
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Excel, especially with pivot tables, Vlookup and other advance formulas.
  • Detail oriented and organized, with solid time management, business writing, analytical, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize, organize and manage workload in a complex fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Positive attitude and dependable team player, willing focus and commit to get the work done


This position will be primarily based in the Washington D.C. office. ACS offers hybrid work arrangement of three days per week working in the office and two days per week working remotely. New employees are immediately eligible for this hybrid work arrangement. ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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