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Sr. Accountant



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Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Position Description:

CGI Federal is looking to add to a very diverse team of ERP system analysts, reports analysts, and accountants that work in a positive working environment to meet our client’s accounting and reconciliation needs.

The ideal candidate for this position is an accounting expert who is familiar with U.S. Standard General Leger, Government Accounting Standards and Practices, Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as other Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and requirements.

As a Sr. ERP Accountant, you will use your knowledge, skills, and abilities to review various financial data (e.g., obligations, payments, salaries, and taxes) and perform reconciliations across various ERP and reporting systems on a monthly and quarterly basis. The accountant will work with a reports analyst to identify data discrepancies and translate those into accounting entries necessary to resolve discrepancies between multiple ERP systems.

The ideal candidate also has extensive ERP system knowledge (e.g., Momentum and Oracle) and understands how federal financial data is processed and captured in the system to satisfy federal financial management and reporting requirements. The candidate also has strong writing and communication skills and is able to build relationships with both their team members and clients for successful collaboration and coordination.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The Sr. Accountant will be responsible for performing reviews and reconciliations of federal financial data using various reporting tools such as Crystal Reports, MS Access, MS Excel, etc. as well as analyzing complex financial records and reports.
The Sr. Accountant will review the financial data originating from various applications and integrations/interfaces and validate that the accounting information is valid and proper; review GL postings and amounts to ensure they accurately reflect actual transactions; transactions are sufficiently supported to ensure proper accounting; reconcile GL summary or detailed entries against source documents; perform complete reconciliation of all outstanding transactions, and any discrepancies identified are promptly researched and resolutions are proposed.
The Sr. Accountant will also be responsible for developing documentation and presentation slides to describe and explain the causes of any accounting issues or data discrepancies identified during the reconciliations.
The Sr. Accountant will need to be able to identify erroneous GL entries within financial data and elaborate on accounting entries necessary to resolve data or accounting discrepancies.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

It is desired that the candidate is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM); however, exceptions can be made based on his/her past experience.
The candidate will be responsible for performing accounting data reconciliations mainly working with MS Excel and Power BI and presenting those results to the client while making complex ideas understandable to the client
The candidate should expect to lead or participate in 2-3 hour working sessions several times a week with the client and/or the team where s/he collaborates in real-time working sessions to analyze financial and grant-related data in Excel and/or Power BI
For example, during each month end, the candidate will be asked to present his/her reconciliation results to the client and auditors through MS Teams or in person and clearly communicate reconciliation results and issues. Further, the candidate will be proposing different ways for the client to resolve these issues.
The candidate should expect to spend a majority of his/her time analyzing, summarizing, regrouping, reconciling, and comparing financial data using tools such as MS Excel and/or Power BI
The candidate should be proficient in analyzing and reconciling financial data using database tables, MS Excel spreadsheets (e.g., pivot tables, vlookup, etc.), and/or other comparable tools
Must be proficient in MS Excel and know advanced Excel functions and formulas (e.g., vlookup, pivot, if and then, match, and other formulas using data that span multiple data files and spreadsheets)
Ability to analyze metrics and reports using reporting tools (e.g., Business Objects, Crystal Reports, MS Access, SQL, or Pentaho)
The candidate must have prior ERP system (e.g., Momentum and Oracle) knowledge.
The candidate should be able to objectively define, track, and complete accounting and reconciliation tasks while working with a demanding client and assist the agency in resolving GL account imbalances observed across multiple ERP and/or payment systems and address audit findings
The candidate should be able to adapt to changing requirements and processes and support the client by providing guidance on defining/developing streamlined reconciliation requirements and processes.
12+ years of federal accounting experience working as a federal employee or as a federal contractor with BS or 10+ years of similar experience with MS
Ability to review the validity of GL postings based on the type of transactions processed in the system
Ability to review summarized General Ledger driven reports and reconcile against detailed GL postings
Employs mastery of financial data and reporting concepts and practices
Ability to resolve accounting and financial data discrepancies by utilizing problem solving and analytical skills and documenting the “cause” and "resolution" of the discrepancies
Ability to reconcile open balances on obligations and budgets based on GL postings
Excellent analysis and logic skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
The candidate must be able to demonstrate his/her understanding of federal financial accounting and reporting requirements through various presentations and working sessions held with the client and auditors.
For example, the candidate must be able to answer questions such as the following during working sessions with very little or no research time required:
o What General Ledger (GL) accounts are summarized or excluded in order to generate the Transaction Obligated Amount on DATA Act File C?


JIRA and Confluence
Presentation and system demonstration skills

CGI Federal anticipates accepting applications for this position through 4/30/2024.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to: skill set level, experience and training, and licensure and certifications. CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is between $160K – $190K



  • Data Analysis
  • Finance & Accounting
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  • SQL

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