Accounting II

Accounting II
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Accounting Department
 Arlington, Virginia
Job Description

As an Accountant II, you will perform the full range of accounting/financial functions and assist the Accounting Manager(s) and Controller(s) to ensure accurate and timely professional accounting and financial reporting tasks for the Airports Authority and perform related work as required.

Serves in the Office of Finance, at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA.

Performs a broad range of professional accounting work, including complex general ledger, capital asset, construction project accounting (job cost accounting), grants recognition or financial reporting and analysis activities. Assists the Manager(s), Controller(s) and others with the preparation and review of critical accounting transactions and financial reporting. As assigned by the Manager(s), leads and instructs others on the completion of routine accounting work. Reviews and interprets operational accounting entries, prepares, analyzes, and reviews internal and external financial reports and recommends actions to be taken. Ensures account reconciliations are timely and accurate. Performs related functions.


  • Prepares moderately complex accounting journal entries for posting to the general ledger and ensures proper financial documentation is provided.
  • Enters revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital assets, projects, or general ledger data into the Authority’s financial systems. Analyzes and monitors activity related to the General Ledger, Customers, Suppliers, etc.
  • Reviews monthly reconciliations prepared by others and prepares monthly reconciliations for complex general ledger accounts comparing external source documentation to general ledger balances.
  • Assists with the implementation of new GAAP and/or GASB standards as they apply to the Airports Authority’s financial statements.
  • Participates in process analysis by reviewing and researching account variances and origination. Creates, recommends, and presents process and procedure changes based on analysis. Identifies trends and develops analysis for variances.
  • Maintains integrity of financial data in financial systems and strives to enhance systems utilization for maintaining internal controls, transaction processing and financial reporting.
  • Prepares monthly financials and assists in the preparation of monthly and other reports to funders and other stakeholders.


  • 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.


  • Four 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.
  • Comprehensive 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), or other organizations/agencies. Able to correctly calculate, record and account for use of funds obtained through various business activities and funding sources, public and/or private.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial reporting and how information posted to accounting system affects funds, projects, and programs to help ensure accurate accounting and financial reporting.
  • Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Skill in using a computer, modern office suite software, with emphasis on accounting and financial systems/software.