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Government Contract Accounting Manager

Cohn Reznick

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted December 20, 2021.

WJ Technologies, a subsidiary of CohnReznick, has a great opportunity for a Government Contract Accounting Manager.

This position can be 100%virtual.

Opportunity Overview:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Accounting team for multiple government contracting clients
  • Supervise and develop a team of 2-3 accountants
  • Ensure complete and accurate general ledger prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the U.S.
  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations, perform trend analysis and review financial statements
  • Support client monthly financial accounting needs
  • Perform month-end close process
  • Prepare General ledger reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare client financials statements
  • Calculate and/or review of indirect rates
  • Prepare/review and reconcile client payroll
  • Troubleshoot issues in financial accounting systems
  • Assists with new software deployments and existing application improvements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA a plus
  • 7+ years in accounting with corporate or mix of public and corporate experience
  • Solid understanding of FAR, indirect rates, and incurred cost proposals
  • Previous experience supervising a team
  • Candidate should possess strong communication and analytical skills, incredible attention to detail, and the ability to contribute to the success of the business outside of the Finance & Accounting discipline
  • A candidate who is focused on process improvement, automation, and finding efficiencies in on-going operations
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing, fast paced environment