Riverside Research Institute

Senior Accountant

Location US-VA-Arlington
ID 2024-3305
Corporate Operations
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is looking for a Senior Accountant who will assist with the day-to-day transactional accounting operations of the organization.  Reporting to the Accounting Manager, in this position, you will primarily engage with the month-end and year-end closing processes, reconcile assigned general ledger accounts, review timesheets and expense reports, ensuring all accounting policies of the organization are followed.



  • Enter monthly journal entries related to prepaid, fixed assets, payroll, direct and indirect accruals, and any necessary adjustments.
  • Complete monthly balance sheet account reconciliations as assigned.
  • Responsible for project set up for Indirect charge codes and assigning employees to the appropriate charge codes during onboarding.
  • Assist with the review of employee timesheets for compliance with timekeeping policies and procedures.
  • Assist with extracting labor from Time & Expense.
  • Responsible for ensuring employee requests for Deltek Costpoint timesheet corrections and expense report issues are addressed and resolved timely.
  • Assist Accounting Manager with revenue recognition review.
  • Assist with monthly review and test transactions for compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Act as back-up for processing cash receipts.
  • Act as back-up for expense report review in Deltek Time & Expense.
  • Complete property tax returns and assist manager with research to resolve any tax issues.
  • Create reports for departments or business units as assigned.
  • Create variance analysis reports on the P&L.
  • Complete and reconcile Incurred Cost Submission.
  • Support various external audits including financial statement and various government audits.
  • Provide ad hoc support to team members as well as cover critical functions while team members are on leave.
  • Provide excellent service to internal and external customers

This position requires 4 days in the office.


Required Qualifications:

  1. 3-5 years of Government Contracting accounting experience
  2. At least 5 years of experience with Deltek T&E and Costpoint
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  4. Knowledge of U.S. GAAP, Internal Controls, Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  5. Intermediate to advance skill with Microsoft Excel
  6. Ability to manage multiple tasks with solid organization skills


Desired Qualifications:

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills
  2. Costpoint 8.1 or 8.2 including T&E
  3. Ability to quickly adapt to company policies and processes.

Global Comp

$90,000 - $120,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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