Technical Accounting Manager Jobs in Chantilly at Perspecta


The Finance team is responsible for all aspects of the corporate finance organization, including strategy, implementation, enterprise risk management and internal audit, treasury, tax, procurement and investor relations. These functional areas enable corporate profitability and success by ensuring cost savings and efficiencies, sound reporting of results and accurate forecasts.


Perspecta is hiring for a Technical Accounting Manager opportunity in our Chantilly, VA office. The position will be focused on implementation of Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) and assisting with technical accounting for new and unusual transactions. The Technical Accounting Manager will also assist with developing and implementing accounting policies; preparing technical accounting memos, developing relevant accounting checklists to streamline accounting processes related to revenue, leases, business combinations and other matters and helping identify areas for process improvements.

Essential Job Functions

Develop a framework for implementation of Accounting Standards Updates including a timeline for implementation, and the relevant SOX compliance controls

Support the external audit procedures associated with resolution of critical accounting issues

Preparation of accounting position papers and memos with accompanying analyses of numeric data

Assist with facilitating internal training across accounting and business operations organizations to promote the importance of staying compliant with technical accounting matters

Actively collaborate with the external financial reporting team to ensure the SEC filings are compliant from a technical accounting standpoint

Support the month-end close process, internal and external audits as needed



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited university and 10-12 years of related experience or a Master’s degree and 8-10 years of related experience is required

Minimum of 4 years of management level responsibility. Specialized knowledge in at least one area of expertise and a general knowledge in 1-2 other areas is required

Minimum of 4 years of experience in technical accounting, specifically in one or more of the following: Revenue Recognition, Accounting for Leases, EAC (Estimate At Completion), Restructuring, Fair Value concepts is required

Strong understanding of US GAAP

Prior corporate accounting experience, experience in the government contracting industry, and/or public accounting firm, or an SEC registrant. Accounting experience with companies going through a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction is a plus

CPA certification is required

A self-starter with a strong ability to maintain focus, direction, ability to cut through irrelevant information and bring projects to completion

Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; a hands-on style and the ability to prioritize and deliver results

Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Job info:

Job Title: Technical Accounting Manager

Company Name: Perspecta

Location: Chantilly

Experince: 11 – 15 years

Job Category: Aerospace & Defense

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