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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

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US-VA-Virginia Beach
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Regular Full-Time
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The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Accountant for our Virginia Beach office. The GBS Group is a commercial and government engineering services contractor with a variety of contract types. Our Headquarters is located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and downtown Norfolk’s Waterside District and includes a 24x7 Operational Support Center monitoring all client installations in North America as well as a world class lab with configurations of all client hardware and software systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Research, evaluate, develop and recommend general financial policies and procedures and modifications to existing policies to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Take lead on special project: identify best practices for company travel management, transition to Concur.
  • Prepare journal entries into the general ledger system by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs and preparing audit trail support for the journal entries.
  • Reconcile cash, accounts receivables, accounts payables, and other general ledger accounts. Ability to research variances and identify transaction details.
  • Maintain and post prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and accruals.
  • Correct differences between the subsidiary ledger balance and the general ledger.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of financial reports by analyzing trends, costs, revenues, and other financial commitments.
  • Track, review, and reconcile high volume employee expense reports for job-related travel. Ensuring documentation is compliant with contract requirements for reimbursement.
  • Post foreign currency adjustments for accounts payable transactions.
  • Ensure sales and use tax is recorded correctly per contract and purchase order.
  • Additional duties include creating sales invoices, monitoring outstanding AR balances and following up with customers or project managers.


Candidates for this position must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressive general accounting experience, preferably in Government Contracting.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and accounting/financial reporting software.

Desired Characteristics:

  • CMA or CPA license or candidate preferred. 
  • Exceptional analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports and find solutions to various accounting and financial reporting issues.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, strong attention to details and ability to identify issues or inconsistencies.
  • Must be self-motivated with a desire to continuously improve.
  • Ability to identify needs and give direction as appropriate.
  • Ability to work well with others in an open environment.

EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.