Senior Accountant

Company Overview:

The Ferguson Group (TFG) is a bipartisan government relations consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, that represents the largest number of local governments of any firm in Washington. TFG is a dynamic, established, and growing organization working in the federal government relations and competitive federal funding space, including grants. We specialize in representing public agencies, like local governments, as well as private entities that engage with public agencies. TFG provides federal advocacy, consulting, and grant services to build stronger communities nationwide. As we enhance our operations and reach, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Accountant to join our team. This key leadership position will play a pivotal role in optimizing our business processes, enhancing operational efficiency, and ensuring seamless execution of all finance activities within the organization. This position can be based in Washington, D.C. or remotely throughout the United States; preference is for DC-based.

Position Overview:

The Senior Accountant will: ensure that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented; perform cash management functions and oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, payroll and bank reconciliation functions.  Establish and execute internal controls over the company’s accounting and financial procedures; coordinate with external tax accountants for income tax preparation and auditors who prepare internal audits of the company; responsible for all banking and finance activities. Negotiate lines of credit and vendor agreements; review all financial contracts, financing agreements and insurance policies. Maintain relationship with bank and outside CPA firm. Review of CPA firm-prepared annual statements and tax returns. Provide accurate and comprehensive financial information to executive management for long-term financial strategizing; coordinate all financial planning functions with business operations. Financial reporting duties include preparing financial statements, cash flow reports, budgets, budget-to-actuals and financial projections.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Process accounts payable and accounts receivable;
  • Prepare quarterly tax filings;
  • Perform month-end closings;
  • Track fixed assets and prepare depreciation schedules;
  • Prepare the trial balance;
  • Reconcile sub-ledger to general ledger account balances;
  • Assure corporate income tax compliance to ensure accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns;
  • Assess internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areas;
  • Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analyses;
  • Assist in the design and preparation of budgets for review by management;
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets schedules;
  • Supervise accounting staff;
  • Responsibility for all aspects of partner and staff payroll; requires automated payroll systems knowledge:
  • Reconcile payroll sub-ledger to the general ledger ;
  • Remit taxes and governmental reporting;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end payroll statements;
  • Handle partner tax payment issues;
  • Function as 401k plan administrator; manage all withholdings and transmittals.
  • Review general ledger accounts and correct journal entries;
  • Perform account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and intercompany general ledger accounts;
  • Maintain the general ledger chart of accounts;
  • Conduct initial internal control evaluations;
  • Post monthly, quarterly and yearly accruals;
  • Responsible for employee commuter benefit account including submitting order, ACH processing, and preparation of journal entries;
  • Oversee expense and travel reports and company credit card reconciliation;
  • Oversee all financials for a small, non-profit entity and report at annual meeting;
  • Manage petty cash account;
  • Track time and billing, prepare monthly retainer, hourly and expense invoices;
  • Responsible for the filing of annual sale taxes and personal property taxes.
  • Report weekly to the Management Committee on the following:
  • Semi-monthly reports on aged A/R;
  • Weekly report on line of credit use and prepare trend analysis;
  • Quarterly net new business report;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required:

Strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax and professional services firm working knowledge.  Must be very computer friendly and knowledgeable in Sage Intacct, Inova, QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and Word.  Must be proficient in spreadsheet design that is often complex. Must possess strong communication skills, attention to accuracy, and ability to interact effectively with all personnel and vendors.  Should possess solid communication, organizational and analytical skills.

Education/Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Must have at least four years of hands-on accounting managerial experience in a similar environment. Experience in a CPA firm highly desirable but not required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Join our team and take your career to new heights as you play a pivotal role in shaping the success of TFG. If you are an accounting professional with a relentless commitment to excellence, we would love to hear from you.

TFG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion within our workforce.

If interested in the Senior Accountant position, please respond to and include a cover letter and salary requirement.


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