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Senior Accountant

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Job ID: 2210512
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 3, 2023
Category: Business Management
Subcategory: Accounting
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate opening for a Senior Accountant or CPA. This position supports customer activities on a high visibility effort. In this role you will be responsible for assessing the technical accounting requirements for a variety of complex transactions; implementing new accounting standards; recommending and implementing industry best practices; and ensuring appropriate accounting control procedures are maintained for all relevant process areas. This position is located in Tysons Corner.

  • Perform technical accounting research on significant and unique transactions and assist in the preparation of accounting memoranda and executive summaries documenting the accounting impact and conclusions
  • Review and analyze new accounting pronouncements to determine the impact and when applicable, assist with the implementation of new standards
  • Assist in the drafting of new/updated global accounting policies 
  • Provide analysis and support to external auditors


  • Must currently hold a TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelors and 5 or more years of related experience
  • A strong interest in performing technical accounting research over a broad range of topics.
  • Ability to navigate and interpret the relevant authoritative literature and evaluate and recommend solutions
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral) and a demonstrated ability to prepare and organize work paper files
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and flexibility to switch from one project to the next

Desired Experience:

  • Experience working for one of the Big 4 public accounting firms (audit) 
  • Experience in forensic accounting to include anti-money laundering activities
  • Certified Public Accountant/CPA

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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