Accounting Jobs in DC, Maryland, & Virginia
Accounting jobs include more than just being an accountant –
they span a range of job titles and duties and are good for people who enjoy
working with numbers day in and day out. MJ Morgan Group has a wide selection
of accounting jobs
available for different skill levels in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.
If you’re unsure whether or not an accounting job is for you – or even what
kinds of accounting jobs are out there – we’ll break it down for you below.
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Types of Accounting Jobs
While there are a
number of different accounting positions out there, we’ve broken down a few of
the top accounting positions and what job duties accompany their titles.
This is probably the type of job that comes to mind when you think of accounting. Staff accountants do things like process receipts, maintain a company’s financial system, record things like depreciation, asset addition, and disposal, prepare tax documents, report on the company’s cash position, and more. This is a role that is very involved in the nitty-gritty of a company’s finances, so if you love numbers and attention to finite detail, this could be a good position to consider!
A senior accountant
has similar duties as a staff accountant, but more big-picture. Senior
accountants typically have job duties that entail producing accurate company
financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, etc.),
provide timely and accurate operating information, working closely with
leadership teams, and more. This position is usually involved in a company’s
big-picture finances and is thoroughly involved with reporting the company’s
Accounts Payable Specialist
In this type of role, you’d be responsible for processing all invoices the company receives and making sure they’re paid correctly and on time. This role can involve a decent amount of correspondence over the phone or email, as well as a high level of attention to detail. If you’re someone who is obsessive over paying bills on time, then this could be the perfect role for you.
Tax accountant job
duties are undoubtedly what people think of when they think “accountant.” Tax
accountants are the people you turn to once a year when tax season rolls
around. Duties of a tax accountant include preparing tax documents, assisting
with tax audits, researching tax issues, and more. If you find taxes
fascinating and love numbers, this is the perfect job for you.
Interested in any
of these jobs? Check out our available accounting
positions in DC, Maryland, or Virginia!
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Accounting Jobs?
If you’re on the fence
on whether or not you’d be a good fit for an account position, consider the
following criteria of a good accounting candidate.
- Extremely detail-oriented
- Love of numbers and math
- Top-notch organizational skills
- Business acumen and interest
- Excellent communication skills
- Good with accounting software/can easily learn
- Ability to stick to hard deadlines
If these skills sound like you, then accounting could be the
right path! Overall, great accounting candidates are good with math,
communication, and organization. After all, companies will be relying on you to
produce accurate numbers in a timely manner – and communicate them well.
If you want to learn more about what makes a great accounting candidate, get in touch with the staffing experts at MJ Morgan Group.