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General Ledger Accountant 

Category Accounting/Finance  

STR is hiring a General Ledger Accountant who will support various activities during the monthly accounting cycle including, but not limited to: month-end closing, P&L and Balance Sheet account reconciliations, preparation of journal entries and other related accounting activities as needed. The General Ledger Accountant will interact with all levels of the Accounting and Finance teams, requiring the ability to communicate effectively with all audiences.

Description & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating month-end closing, financial statements reporting and other accounting related activities
  • Preparing journal entries, account analysis and various other month-end closing activities
  • Communicate effectively with internal (to Finance & Accounting) and external (Business Operations and Technical staff) stakeholders to ensure transactions are recorded appropriately
  • Assist with ad-hoc reporting and activities related to Fixed Assets and Lease Accounting
  • Assist in providing required information in support of external audits
  • Assisting in maintaining financial controls and internal policies, with a focus on process improvement
  • Assisting with related special projects as needed
Position Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Accounting
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite
  • Task and detail oriented
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Good multi-tasking, coordination, organization and time management skills
  • Able to establish and meet deadlines.
  • Able to resolve problems collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently and as a team player

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience working for a Professional Services company
  • Experience with Costpoint

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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