• Staff Accountant

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/11/2018 4:16 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Finance and Accounting - Staff Accountant
  • External Description


    Staff Accountant


    Applicants are advised that relocation of our Washington, D.C. metropolitan area offices is in progress, from offices near the White House and in Herndon, Virginia, to Capitol Hill and Tysons, Virginia.  Anticipate completion in 2019.


    The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 61,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Staff Accountant for our Herndon/Tysons, Virginia office.  The Staff Accountant is responsible for general ledger entries, account reconciliations, government reporting assistance, and support of all general accounting activities.  S/he is responsible for providing management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts, performing general bookkeeping, preparing and analyzing budgets, and preparing financial statements and reports, including month-end close.  S/he also provides backup to other staff accountants.


    Travel: 0 - 2%.


    Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



    Minimum Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., Accounting, Finance, or related field, from an accredited college or university required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Three (3) years of related experience required, five (5) preferred.
    • Experience with automated accounting system(s) required, experience with Lawson financial systems a plus.
    • Excellent attention to detail and analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots.
    • Strong strategic planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Software: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.      


    Physical Demands:


    Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


    Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.


    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel locally and nationally; international travel may be required infrequently.  Also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.


    Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, may be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.) 


    Relocation not provided.

    Sponsorship not available for this position. 





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