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Parsons Corporation Principal Accountant - Infrastructure in Newark, New Jersey

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Job Description:

The Principal Accountant is responsible for recording and reporting financial data, providing support to the GDC management team, accurately recording, and reporting general ledger activity. The Principal Accountant reports directly to the Director of General Ledger and Financial Reporting.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Maintain the general ledger accounting

  • Prepare reconciliations of accounts

  • Prepare journal entries, reconcile financial statements and accounts, and review data for accuracy

  • Perform month-end account closing activities and reconciliations

  • Reconcile bank account and investment statements

  • Prepare monthly expense and revenue accruals as necessary in accordance with GAAP

  • Assist with Balance Sheet preparation and Monthly Account reconciliations

  • Maintain and update Fixed Assets spreadsheet

  • Review cash deposits and prepare cash receipt journal entries

  • File and maintain all journal entries for internal and audit purpose.

  • Distribute monthly financials

  • Assist in automating processes and procedures

  • Assist with financial audits

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of General Ledger and Financial Reporting

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Possess 10+ years of general ledger experience. Bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred.

  • Must be detail oriented.

  • Proficient with Microsoft office programs

  • Experience with Oracle accounting applications

  • Must possess analytical skills and evaluation techniques

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Experience with complex rail transit projects

  • Staff management skills

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Experience with performance improvement initiatives

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$96,400.00 - $168,700.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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