Senior Accountant

MPR Associates Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 3 weeks ago


MPR Associates, Inc. (MPR), a thriving multi-discipline, specialty engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a capable and motivated Senior Accountant to join our Finance and Accounting team. If you are seeking a unique, challenging, and rewarding career opportunity, MPR may be the right company for you.

Founded in 1964, MPR has a wide and growing client base in the fields of power and energy, federal services, and health and life sciences, in the United States as well as internationally. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we also have offices in East Lyme, Connecticut and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life-cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole. We hire the best and brightest staff that we can find which results in a high-performance, high-respect culture making this an exceptional place to work.

General Job Description

The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting the month end close process and all phases of the Accounts Payable function including supplier set up and payment. This is a hands-on position that will have the opportunity to work in many areas within the accounting function with expanding responsibilities to include leading the international and domestic subsidiary close process. The Senior Accountant will be an integral part of the department, working with accounting professionals, engineers, and other administrative professionals. We are looking for someone with a strong accounting background to bring value to the team and put their imprint on the improvement of processes. This is a full-time, exempt position in MPR's Old Town Alexandria, VA office reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting.


  • Lead the accounts payable process from receipt of invoice to payment (manual checks, ACH and wires).

  • Monitor due dates and process weekly disbursements.

  • Receive and process vendor invoices, record vouchers in Vision (Deltek), obtain approvals, ensure payment within terms, and create payment files.

  • Set up vendors and maintain vendors' (master file) information in Vision (Deltek).

  • Interact in a professional manner with senior management, company employees, finance staff, and external parties.

  • Provide information and create schedules and reconciliations for external audits including F/S audits.

  • Record fixed assets in fixed asset software (SAGE FAS).

  • Perform depreciation calculation for all fixed assets and corresponding JEs for month end.

  • Collaborate with the Director and Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting to support the monthly close process.

  • Prepare account reconciliations and adjusting entries to ensure that accounts are consistent, accurate, and complete.

  • Own the close process for subsidiaries (based on experience level).

  • Perform additional assignments, as directed by the Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting and Director of Finance and Accounting.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or a related field.

  • Two (2) to (3) three years' experience in general accounting and/or accounts payable.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounts payable vouching/payment process.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting concepts (debit/credits).

  • CPA a plus.

Skills - Technical & Personal

  • Knowledge of US GAAP.

  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality.

  • Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion.

  • Demonstrated aptitude in designing and maintaining electronic spreadsheets.

  • Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of financial/billing data.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite; specifically MS Excel.

  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision version 7.6, Deltek Vantagepoint or other accounting software, a plus.

  • Solid communication (both verbally and written) and time management skills.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see tasks through to completion.

  • Persistent, questioning attitude and ability to accept that in others.

  • Motivated to expand skills and knowledge, as well as tackle new problems and take on new responsibilities.

  • Strong desire to grow as a professional in the accounting field.

MPR offers a great work environment, and generous compensation with annual profit sharing bonus and retirement contribution.

MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law. MPR is a certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer.

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