Accountant I

Accountant I
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Accounting Department
 Arlington, Virginia
Job Description
  • As an Accountant I, you will be responsible for accurate and timely professional accounting and financial reporting tasks for the Airports Authority and the performance of related work as required.
  • Serves in the Office of Finance, at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA
  • Performs a variety of professional-level accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) related to general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, projects or capital assets operations.
  • Inputs, prepares non-complex accounting journal entries for posting to the General Ledger.
  • Performs data entry transactions for accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital assets, projects or general ledger into the Authority’s financial systems.
  • Prepares monthly schedules for various revenues, expenses and other accounts.
  • Performs monthly reconciliations for general ledger accounts, comparing external source documentation to general ledger balances.
  • Prepares and assists in preparing monthly and year-end financial statements and reports.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field providing a minimum of 12 semester hours in accounting or closely related courses such as Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, and/or Finance, etc.


  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or auditing, (with emphasis in accounting) that includes professional-level accounting experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, project, capital asset, or general ledger.
  • General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the accounting and/or program rules and standards of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), or Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting practices, methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire and apply knowledge of specific processes, procedures, practices, systems, and other standards and guides.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively, with emphasis on communicating technical issues to nontechnical audiences.
  • Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software, with emphasis on accounting and financial systems/software.