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Senior Accountant 

EOE Statement The Clearing is an Equal Opportunity M/F/Disabled/Vet Employer  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Washington, D.C.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Senior Accountant  


The Clearing is a management consulting firm that helps leaders identify underlying causes of organizational obstacles, resolve highly complex challenges, prioritize the fewest, most important initiatives to tackle regardless of conflicting needs, and make informed decisions in the context of an agreed upon mission, vision, and strategy.

We help create peak performance organizations through strategy, organizational development, leadership training, and change management. Our experienced consultants bring a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including change management, finance, engineering, communications, education, policy, design, and corporate leadership.


The Clearing is seeking a Senior Accountant to lead and maintain payroll administration and accounts payable activities and support the monthly closing process and associated analysis and reporting. The ideal candidate has proficiency in Deltek Costpoint 7.11, experience working in a government contracting environment, and familiarity with Cost Accounting Standards and Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles.

This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Finance.

Position Requirements


Payroll & Labor

  • Manage timesheet administration within The Clearing’s timekeeping system (Unanet)

  • Process payroll and all payroll related actions accurately and timely

  • Perform labor export/import to Costpoint, accurately and timely following timesheet approvals

  • Complete labor reconciliation following extractions from Unanet

  • Proactively partner with Project Leaders and Directors to identify and develop ways to improve timely timecard submission across the firm (e.g. cheat sheets, check list, reminders/prompts - identify new communication techniques)

Accounts Payable

  • Record all cash activity in Costpoint on a daily basis

  • Enter all vouchers into Costpoint daily and post on a weekly basis

  • Process check payments on a weekly basis

  • Process electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments on a weekly basis

  • Process employee WebExpense reports on a weekly basis

  • Enter vendors into Costpoint in a timely fashion and ensure all invoices are paid on time

  • Perform monthly reconciliations as directed

Checks & Compliance

  • Assist with financial, contractual, payroll, and tax audits

  • Support the completion of year end processes with the Director of Finance

  • Maintain borrowing base submissions


  • Create, maintain, and implement training materials, related to Unanet (timekeeping system) and Paychex (payroll system) that are clear and easy to understand

  • Train all new hires on the proper use of Unanet and Paychex within three business days of new hire start

  • Analyze current procedures and recommend changes to develop and implement best practice accounting procedures

  • Perform special projects, as required, to assist the business units and company in achieving its goals and objectives

  • Maintain filings and documentation thoroughly and accurately and in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field, preferred

  • 7-10 years of financial management or accounting experience, specifically with a professional services firm in a government contracting environment

  • Deltek Costpoint 7.11 experience and proficiency required

  • High proficiency in Excel and the ability to effectively simplify complex data to a variety of stakeholders

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid understanding of general accounting concepts and strong analytical skills related to Accounts Payable and general ledger management

  • An innate ability to solve problems

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of an organization

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and remain flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment

  • Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism, and a customer service orientation



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