Staff Accountant - Reston, VA

Job Description

Specific Requirements
Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) is seeking a highly experienced individual for a position as a Staff Accountant located in Reston, VA.  SGT is a dynamic and rapidly changing organization.  We are seeking a self-driven individual to complement our team.

Responsibilities include performing and/or leading the following activities:

  • Perform monthly GL account analysis.
  • Perform general accounting and financial reporting functions.
  • Provide technical research and quantitative analysis for the international tax planning projects (i.e. such as calculating tax basis for foreign entities, gain and loss calculations)
  • Work with Internal and External Tax support to minimize risk exposure due to tax nationally and internationally. Includes State Tax, Permanent Establishment, and Value Added Tax (VAT).
  • Work with outside consultants in filing of VAT and CIT tax returns in Europe
  • Establish and maintain detailed reconciliations that show the position for each taxable and foreign transaction.
  • Coordinate activities with support teams including Corporate Accounting, IT, HR, Finance, Contracts, Legal and Supply Chain Management.
  • Manage tax jurisdiction inquiries.  Serving as a liaison between SGT and external accounting firms, providing schedules and analysis for outsourced tax engagements.
  • Prepare ad hoc project reporting and analysis as required.
  • Ensure project accounting is compliant with Siemens and Government accounting standards.
  • Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Support internal and external audits.
  • Participate in monthly financial close process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related discipline, MBA a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years of accounting experience including tax topics.
  • Deltek / CostPoint experience
  • Cognos Reporting experience
  • Experience in currency management and reconciliations.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Detail oriented and ability to prioritize work and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and motivated to drive change and foster an environment to help achieve business results.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of management both orally and in written form.
  • Advanced level MS Excel skills with the ability to design complex models.

Security Clearance

  • Candidate must be a United States Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.

Organization: United States

Company: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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