Peraton Corporation

  • Jr Accounts Payable Specialist

    Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/30/2018 3:18 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    The Accounts Payable Specialist will manage the processing of Accounts Payable and related financial transactions described below. This role is part of a team that ensures all entries are accurate and up-to-date to ensure that vendors are paid within established time limits.  The Accounts Payable Accountant will be a self-starter, detail oriented, ability to think ahead, motivated, with prompt follow-up, ability to think quickly on feet, and is able to adjust in a fast-paced environment.


    • Match purchase orders to invoices and process vouchers in accordance with policy and process
    • Review, code and process check requests / non-PO, in an accurate and timely manner
    • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
    • Ensures that proper documentation exists (i.e., authorized signatures, calculations, supporting backups), prior to processing vouchers and payments in accordance to accepted accounting practices
    • Review all documents for accuracy and completeness, including proper documentation and approval prior to payment
    • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.
    • Process and distribute A/P checks
    • Identify discrepancies and resolve billing issues and enforce AP procedures
    • Ability to handle AP inquiries and follow through to completion
    • Assist in monthly and annual closings and accounts reconciliation
    • Assist with year-end tax reporting as needed
    • Assist with P-Card administration and resolve billing issue with bank
    • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
    • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential
    • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities




    • Bachelor Degree in Accounting / Finance or related field plus 2 years of related experience
    • 2 years experience using a major accounting payable system e.g Deltek Costpoint
    • 2 years of experience doing monthly and annual closings and accounts reconciliation
    • 2 years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel



    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel
    • Detail oriented and dependable, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and be self-motivated, as well as complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint preferred, but not required
    • Experience with federal government regulations (FAR, JTR, GSA) preferred, but not required
    • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service in a fast-paced environment
    • Able to work extended hours on an as-needed basis
    • Able to work within a fast-paced team environment

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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