Accountant, General Accounting

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The Accountant, General Ledger (G/L) supports the monthly close process, analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports as assigned, in addition to other recurrent general accounting activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes and prepares monthly balance sheet account analysis, including but not limited to bank accounts, credit card accounts, prepaid expenses and accrued expenses. Researches open items, coordinates with resources inside and outside the department to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Conducts weekly reviews of unidentified cash receipts and travel advances; investigates and communicates with others to resolve in a timely manner and recommend corrective action as appropriate. Monitors, troubleshoots and resolves journal entry errors to ensure timely posting of transactions for the monthly close.
  • Manages fixed asset records and records monthly depreciation. Maintains copies of office leases. Prepares monthly journal entries for selected accounts, in accordance with US GAAP and internal accounting guidelines.
  • Prepares journal entries in support of the monthly close process, including prepaid expense, accruals, and benefit expenses.
  • Monitors internal bank balances and initiates bank transfers. Updates and maintains documentation for domestic company bank accounts. Confirms accurate signatories on all accounts, obtains updated signature cards, monitors opening and closing of bank accounts, and obtains appropriate approval from senior management for all account changes.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
  • Requires at least two years of related work experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in account reconciliation and analysis, required.
  • PeopleSoft experience is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong cross-functional communication/people skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work within a team.


Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree