Staff Accountant

Location US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 2 months ago(02/05/2024 12:09 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Finance and Accounting - Staff Accountant

External Description

Staff Accountant


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 77,000 pilots at 43 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Staff Accountant for our McLean, Virginia, office.  The Staff Accountant is responsible for all daily accounting tasks, including the accurate and timely posting and reporting of Association revenues and cash receipts, completing reconciliations, preparing financial transactions for posting to general ledger, and invoicing non-membership-related products and services for various Association subsidiaries and affiliations.  The position is responsible for providing management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts, performing general bookkeeping, preparing and analyzing budgets, and preparing various financial statements and reports.  They serve as the receivables expert for system updates and enhancements related to the collections process and are responsible for completing the setup and configuration steps necessary for external file interface uploads used to process collections.  They engage in ongoing training sessions with other staff members to ensure that daily financial operations are carried out efficiently and effectively while continually looking for ways to improve processes.  They work closely with other staff to develop helpful approaches for improvement and/or resolution and provide backup support for other staff accountants on their team.


Travel:  0 - 2 %.


ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, caste, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., Accounting, Business, 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) or more strongly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Experience with automated accounting system(s) required. Experience with Infor CloudSuite, Aptify, and/or Tableau a plus.
  • Solid 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.
  • Able to work flexible schedule on short notice as needed, i.e., ability to meet scheduling requirements during peak activity periods such as monthly and annual financial close, audits, and others, as 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, nationally, and internationally).  May 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, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)


ALPA offers competitive salaries with terrific benefits, including:

  • 401k Plan with Non-Elective Employer Contribution of 11% plus 2% into a Market-Based Cash Balance Plan after 180 days of employment.  No employee contribution required!  The 401k plan includes a Roth option and 4-year vesting schedule.
  • Generous health care benefits on day one – PPO, Kaiser (where available), and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
  • 15 days paid vacation and 12 holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
  • Generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • Competitive parental leave;
  • Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts;
  • Retiree health plan;
  • Education Assistance Program; and,
  • Optional benefits including pet insurance, excess life insurance, legal plan, and qualified transportation fringe benefits, where available.
  • Partial remote work opportunities.


Relocation Not Provided.

 Sponsorship not available for this position. 





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