Position Description

Location Washington D.C.
Job Code 38
# of openings 0
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Junior Accountant


Education Requirements: Bachelor’s in Accounting or related business field from an accredited university; Accounting courses required


Years of Experience: 1-3 years of Federal accounting experience preferred 


U.S. Citizenship Required


Required Security Clearance Level: Ability to obtain a minimum of a Public Trust security clearance


Castro & Company is a dedicated audit, advisory and accounting CPA firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, providing services to Federal Government clients. Named Best Place to Work in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by the Washington Business Journal, we are dedicated to helping our clients accomplish their strategic goals, while providing our people a diverse and inclusive environment to thrive and succeed. Castro & Company employees are part of a learning culture with challenging career development opportunities. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, reward excellence, and respect and value diversity.


As Junior Accountant, you will be required to execute the following tasks for Federal Government Agencies:

  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger to subsidiary ledgers
  • Process IPAC (Intra-Governmental Payment & Collection) Transactions
  • Complete invoice reviews and fund analytics for each budget fiscal year/fund
  • Research abnormal balances at the trial balance level for each budget fiscal year/fund
  • Complete fluctuation analysis of general ledger accounts or assigned functional areas for all variances greater than established threshold and by established timeline
  • Research and process corrections affecting the Statement of Differences in the financial related systems, and financial transactions that affect the general ledgers and subsequent financial statements
  • Prepare and process accounting entries in the financial system
  • Analyze transactions, recommend accrual methodologies, and validate accrued amount/assumptions for various areas
  • Conduct reviews of tasks/activities/reports preparation and automate them using Excel advance functions to the fullest extent
  • Provide support on the annual financial statement audit to include pulling documentation, completely prepared-by-client items, and reviewing support for completeness and quality control
  • Document procedures for all tasks performed, including reconciliation
  • Provide clarification, status updates, and responses to questions from COR. Effectively communication and deal tactfully with all staff members from outside offices regarding the coordination of workflows and procedures


To achieve these tasks, you must possess the following Essential Qualities:

  • Ability to analyze large volumes of transactions in computerized systems with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and ethical value
  • Exceptional client service and oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Professional demeanor
  • Strong sense of urgency and solution-oriented mindset
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) advanced functions
  • Strong commitment to quality and integrity
  • Problem-solving ability
  • High level of enthusiasm and a capacity for overcoming obstacles


Castro & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability and any other classification protected by law.

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