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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Arlington, VA | Full Time
$93k-114k (estimate)
3 Months Ago
Accountant III
$93k-114k (estimate)
Full Time | Transportation 3 Months Ago

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is Hiring an Accountant III Near Arlington, VA

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Opening Date:

August 11, 2023

Closing Date:

August 26, 2023

Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As an Accountant III 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.
Accountant III
Serves in the Office of Finance, at the Headquarters Office or the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Office.
Performs a wide variety of full-performance professional accounting work, including complex general ledger, capital asset, construction project accounting (job cost accounting), grants recognition or financial reporting and analysis activities with limited guidance. Assists the Manager(s), Controller(s) and others with the preparation and review of accounting transactions and financial reporting. Performs highly technical analyses of airport financial operations. Performs related functions.


Prepares complex accounting journal entries and ensures proper financial documentation is provided.

Researches accounting issues and recommends solutions and means of implementation.

Participates in the implementation of new GAAP and/or GASB standards as they apply to the Airports Authority's financial statements, can be called upon to develop implementation plan.

Participates in the development and implementation of Authority-wide policies and procedures pertaining to accounting and financial reporting.

Leads 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.

Coordinates preparation, review, analysis and distribution of monthly financials and assists in the preparation of monthly and other reports to funders and other stakeholders.

Ensures timely and accurate recording and other accounting treatment of funds from or charged to various funding sources and funders, from all sources, governmental or private.

Leads others in the Office of Finance regarding the various financial audits (both internally and externally). Responsible for preparing complex audit schedules and providing information regarding financial statement footnotes. Assists in the preparation of documentation for outside reporting requirements such as grants, federal agency surveys and other such items.

Works closely with others to ensure a cohesive effort. Provides technical guidance to lower-grade accountants, and leads special projects, as assigned.

May be called upon to act as Manager of department in the absence of others.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five 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 the general ledger and 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. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Professional 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 to lead compliance.

Comprehensive knowledge of financial reporting to include analytical and problem-solving techniques directed towards improving accounting problems and issues.

Ability to use a wide variety of data gathering techniques and their use with technical program areas to ensure quality of analyses.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, modern office suite software, with emphasis on accounting and financial systems/software.


Current designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).




Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, and customer service and is expected to be thorough, accurate and consistent with professional guidelines and standards.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

Job Summary


Full Time




$93k-114k (estimate)









1,000 - 3,000






$500M - $1B



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