As an Accountant II, you will perform the full range of accounting/financial functions and assist the Accounting Manager(s) and Controller(s) to ensure accurate and timely professional accounting and financial reporting tasks for the Airports Authority and perform related work as required.
Serves in the Office of Finance, at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA.
Performs a broad range of professional accounting work, including complex general ledger, capital asset, construction project accounting (job cost accounting), grants recognition or financial reporting and analysis activities. Assists the Manager(s), Controller(s) and others with the preparation and review of critical accounting transactions and financial reporting. As assigned by the Manager(s), leads and instructs others on the completion of routine accounting work. Reviews and interprets operational accounting entries, prepares, analyzes, and reviews internal and external financial reports and recommends actions to be taken. Ensures account reconciliations are timely and accurate. Performs related functions.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or auditing (with emphasis in accounting) that includes professional-level accounting experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, project, capital asset, or general ledger.
Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the accounting and/or program rules and standards of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), or Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), or other organizations/agencies. Able to correctly calculate, record and account for use of funds obtained through various business activities and funding sources, public and/or private.
Comprehensive knowledge of financial reporting and how information posted to accounting system affects funds, projects, and programs to help ensure accurate accounting and financial reporting.
Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Skill in using a computer, modern office suite software, with emphasis on accounting and financial systems/software.
About Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors with five members appointed by the Governor of Virginia, three by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, two by the Governor of Maryland and three by the President of the United States.
The Airports Authority operates a two-airport system that provides domestic and international air service for the mid-Atlantic region. The organization consists of more than 1,300 employees in a structure that includes central administration, airports management and operations, and police and fire departments.
The Airports Authority is not taxpayer-funded but is self-supporting, using aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions to fund operating expenses at both Airports. The Dulles Development Program is funded by bonds issued by the Authority, Federal and State Airport Improvement Program funds, and Passenger Facility Charges.
The Airports Authority is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Dulles Toll Road, and the construction and funding of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. All revenues collected from the Dulles Toll Road are used to maintain the road, m...ake improvements to the Dulles Corridor and help fund the Dulles Rail project. No Dulles Toll Road revenues are used to fund activities at either Reagan National or Dulles International.
Dulles Rail is a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport and beyond to Loudoun County. Construction is underway on Phase 1 of the project from the existing East Falls Church Metro station to Wiehle Avenue in Reston with four stops in the Tysons Corner area. Phase 2 will continue the line along the median of the Dulles Access Road through Reston and Herndon to the Main Terminal at Dulles International, and finally, to Route 772 in Loudoun County’s Ashburn area.