Job Description

Looking for an excellent work/life balance and rewarding career at an established public accounting firm? Thompson Greenspon, a Fairfax CPA firm and Washington Post Top Workplace, is adding a full-time senior accountant to their CAAS (Client Accounting and Advisor Services) team.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reconciles complex balance sheet accounts and performs analysis.
  • Monitors cash and prepares cash reports.
  • Prepares customer financial statements, the accrual/cash basis or other basis; understands and can explain the differences and impacts to clients.
  • Assists client management in an advisory capacity.
  • Completes detailed complex analysis projects, and has the ability to explain in writing and verbally to Controller all findings, as requested.
  • Review of G/L for any missing transactions and overall accuracy.
  • Ability to review sales tax returns, payroll tax returns, property tax returns, and CAT.
  • Understand accounting issues and other operational issues experienced by clients in that industry.
  • Actively participates in firm industry niche meetings and marketing activities.
  • Acts as a business advisor to current clients.
  • Can perform staff accounting duties error free and efficiently.

Qualified candidates will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to conduct complex accounting/finance research.
  • Takes initiative with clients and Controller; requests information when needed to complete assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects efficiently.
  • Positive telephone, email and other communication skills as contact with clients and others will be extensive and ongoing.
  • Low error rates and overall quality of work output.
  • Meeting assignment objectives (timeframes, budgets, outcomes).
  • Experienced Microsoft Windows user – Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Experience with Quick Books on-line and Bill (preferred)
  • Ability to quickly learn and use new accounting software and business development tools.
  • Time management skills.
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (required)
  • 5 years of CPA firm experience or industry accounting department experience (required)
  • CPA/CMA or CPA/CMA candidate (preferred)
  • MBA or advanced degree in Accounting/Finance (preferred)

Working Conditions:

  • Business hours Monday through Friday, firm core hours are 10am – 4pm. May be subject to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends when necessary.
  • Equipment used: computer, telephone, copier and scanner.
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession.
  • Essential demands include sitting at a desk, working on a computer for long periods of time and using a telephone to communicate with internal and external clients and the general public.
  • Minimal lifting.

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About Us

Thompson Greenspon is one of Northern Virginia’s largest accounting firms and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. We have been serving clients since 1956 and are known for our expertise in the areas of construction, professional services, non-profits, government contracting and employee benefit plans. Our primary services include audit and accounting, taxation, and business consulting. Our Firm philosophy, “Everything we do starts with knowing a client's business inside out. That's the key - to anticipating their needs, to solving their problems, to bringing them opportunities they might not find on their own," guides our success.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.