Staff Accountant

Sands Capital Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 4 weeks ago


About the Firm

Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages approximately $45 billion in client assets. Sands Capital's strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process that aims to identify high-quality growth businesses in concentrated portfolios that we can own for the long-term. We invest across the business lifecycle on a global basis, from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.

Identified below are Core Values the firm holds in high regard and believes are critical for high-performing teams at Sands Capital:

  • Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.

  • Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.

  • Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.


Position Summary/Essential Functions

This position will be responsible for general accounting tasks, financial analysis and reporting. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with monthly financial reporting and general ledger close process for LLC (GAAP and cash basis) and LP (cash basis) including year-end audited financial statements

  • Assist with the preparation of income tax basis financial statements for audit

  • Provide financial and business analysis including building reports in financial software and application of cost based accounting

  • Maintenance of financial accounting software, including testing software enhancements, troubleshooting, updating process documentation and implementing process improvements.

  • Assist with the preparation of state and federal tax filings.

  • Assist with providing support to external auditors to ensure compliance

  • Record, reconcile, and analyze monthly activity in various balance sheet and income statement accounts

  • Assist with identification and implementation of process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and Excel dashboards

  • Handle ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned


Necessary Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 2+ years of Accounting/Finance experience preferred

  • Ability to accurately analyze and apply US GAAP, income tax basis and cash basis financial reports

  • CPA Candidate, or working to sit for CPA exam, preferred

  • Experience with Oracle Fusion financials preferred, but not required

  • Expert knowledge of Excel, ERP and Accounting Systems and experience with Performance based measurement

  • Self-motivated with analytical mindset, good communication, organization, prioritization and time management skills while handling multiple ongoing projects and deadlines

Additional Information

To be considered, candidates must submit a resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position.

If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management's Careers page at

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Sands Capital Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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