Staff Accountant

Location: Reston, VA

Req#: 476510
Company Information
Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work with some of the smartest and most accomplished people you’ll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits, and it’s an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Are you a highly motivated individual looking for an opportunity to join an amazing company as a Staff Accountant?  

Octo is hiring and we offer a fantastic work environment, competitive compensation, and great benefits.  You would be a great fit for this role if you have at least 3-5 years of accounting experience, a degree, and have experience working for a government contracting company. 

This is a staff level experience role that provides support to manage a diverse set of Accounting Operations tasks including Accounting, General Ledger, Revenue, Payroll and Expenses as well as contracts support elements. 

Great company including a fast-paced, growth environment and a strong culture. Key assets of the individual will include intelligence and problem-solving capabilities as well as analytical and critical thinking capabilities coupled with strong attention to detail, 3-5 years payroll, accounting, GL reconciliation and timekeeping system experience, system/technical aptitude, as well as willingness and drive to learn and grow in a dynamic environment with multiple hats and changing requirements. 

Reports to Accounting Manager

Key Job Duties:

  • Manage the status of customer accounts and balances by issuing invoices, posting payments, and identifying inconsistencies
  • Monitor payments due from clients and resolve past due payments accordingly 
  • Maintains general ledger reconciling transactions, resolving discrepancies, and performing accounts reconciliation
  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Assist as a Unanet Time Systems Administrator to ensure personnel changes have been updated properly, manages the compiles payroll personnel action notices from Human Resources
  • Assist with external audit by preparing general ledger schedule on a monthly basis.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Assist in creating and submitting of customer invoices
  • Provides Accounting support to management  
  • High degree of attention to detail

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Skills & Requirements
  • 3 to 5 years of Accounting/Invoicing/General Ledger experience
  • Strong MS Excel capabilities, and proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Reconciliation and analysis capabilities, Problem Solving skills, process improvement oriented, Research capable, Time Management, Data Entry Management.  
  • Candidates with government contracting experience will be given preference
  • Unanet Time and Expense Experience preferred
  • Government Billing Experience Preferred
  • MS Dynamics SL ERP System - AP and/or Accounting system experience

Skills/Personal Qualities:

  • Customer service oriented; must be detail-oriented
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; build trusted partnership with internal and external customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong Excel (pivots and logical), PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environment
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related quantitative field. 


  • Reston, VA

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation