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Leidos Accountant in Phoenix, Arizona


Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Group is looking for a motivated and innovative individual to join our Operational Accounting team. The Accountant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Prepare monthly close entries, ensuring that the JE is properly supported for audit purposes and properly recorded in the ledger.

  • Support Operational Accounting in period close activities, which includes preparing balance sheet reconciliations and accrual entries.

  • Possess the skills to identify and analyze issues, communicate upward and involve Leads/Managers (if needed), and hold meetings with stakeholders to resolve matters in a timely manner.

  • Become familiar with accounting policies to ensure compliance.

  • Willingness to volunteer for new projects or tasks that are required as issues arise.

  • Willingness to train new team members or customers from other departments on various topics related to journal entry preparation.

We are looking for someone who can support this role from Tucson - AZ, Phoenix - AZ, or Oak Ridge - TN with partial telecommute.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 2 to 4 years of accounting experience or a Masters of Accounting with less than 2 years of prior experience.

  • Knowledgeable of basic accounting principles, specifically Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Must be self-motivated and willing to independently study concepts and policies with the goal of shortening the learning curve

  • Strong computer skills including being proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Should have a flexible work schedule and the willingness to work additional hours during surge or accounting close weeks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience with transformation projects such as Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Power BI dashboards, SQL reports, and other automation software is a plus.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Accounting

Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00057693-OTHLOC-PL-2D2146

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.