Accountant II – General Ledger

The Accountant II – General Ledger is responsible for applying accounting principles to assist in the preparation and processing of accounting transactions, prepare schedules to analyze information, and assist in creating financial reports. US citizenship is required.   Position is 95% remote-telework but we prefer that you are located near an Amentum HQ facility near Chantilly, VA, or Germantown, MD or Fort Worth, Texas for periodic work on-site (team meetings, projects or strategy sessions).

Principal Accountabilities

  • Apply knowledge of accounting principles to activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to create/process accounting transactions.
  • Perform month/quarter/annual close activities which may include analyzing accounts, performing calculations, preparing journal entries, performing account reconciliation, and resolving issues as needed
  • Obtain accounting data for external or internal reporting and audits.
  • Comply with government regulations and internal controls (e.g., SOX).
  • Collaborate with other team members in the development and installation of accounting systems, methods, procedures and controls.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to perform data extraction and manipulation and analyze financial data.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in finance and accounting relational databases (Costpoint, Cognos, Blackline) and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to work with numbers and complete assignments with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to manipulate, interpret, and analyze data in Excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to oversee and balance multiple work assignments.
  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Effective decision making and problem solving.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of previous accounting experience or one (1) to two (2) years in public accounting.