The Accountant performs professional accounting work in preparation of financial statements, reports and analyses, reconciliations, general ledger entries and monthly financial statements related to all CNI entities. This position receives assignments from and works closely with the Controllers and applies generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to prepare, record and review financial information.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Prepares and analyzes monthly reports, and special reports, as assigned. Ensures adherence to all closing deadlines.
Understands, researches and applies generally accepted accounting principles.
Prepares journal entries and posts to automated general ledger system.
Manages multiple projects and deadlines, which may include participating in and/or managing a wide variety of special projects.
Maintains updated and proper file documentation for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), external auditors, as well as for internal audits.
Maintains CNI policies and operating procedures.
Responds to Controller requests; completes assigned tasks with accuracy and in a timely manner.
Helps provide research to inquiries received from a variety of sources. May work closely with other departments and/or vendors in execution of daily duties.
Relies on judgment and experience to plan and accomplish goals.
Responsible to provide superior customer service at all times.
Assists in all areas of Finance, as needed.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Must have relevant education and accounting experience as specified below, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Specialized experience, skills, knowledge, training or certifications may be considered in lieu of required level of education. Government contracting experience a plus.
Accountant I –(6C) – Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 1 year relevant experience
Accountant II–(7C) – Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Accountant III –(8C) – Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Accountant IV –(9C) – Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 8 years relevant experience or Master’s Degree and minimum of 6 years relevant experience
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Working knowledge of accounting practices with ability to analyze financial documents and reconcile accounts
Working knowledge of standard cost accounting concepts, practices and procedures
Operational knowledge of GAAP and related government regulations / policies with ability to aptly apply procedures
Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite with expert knowledge of Excel
Organized and detail-oriented with ability to plan and accomplish goals
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and to meet specified deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.