Staff Accountant

Beltsville, Maryland, USA Finance Full-time
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The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and is an integral member of the Accounting team. This highly motivated individual will be responsible for completing month-end tasks associated with closing the financial results and assisting with our revenue processes. The position will provide exposure to many aspects of Cision through reporting and analysis of actual results.


  • Preparing revenue journal entries for our insights business including but not limited to posting invoices, updating unbilled revenue schedules, analyzing AR aging schedules, and maintaining various revenue reports.
  • Maintaining customer order records and working with clients and our sales team to resolve issues
  • Collaborate with other internal and external teams such as FP&A, legal, external consultants assisting with flux analysis and providing GL detail special projects and international accounting teams as needed.
  • Ensure that audit schedules are prepared and proactively respond to auditor questions and resolve audit issues.
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations and marking them as prepared in our balance sheet reconciliation tool.
  • Prepare foreign exchange rate schedules for distribution to global finance team
  • Reconcile and record entries related to prepaid expenses, intangible assets, and ASC 842 lease accounting.
  • Reconcile purchase accounting adjustments such as goodwill and intangible assets and ensure reconciliations are completed timely.
  • Assist month-end close team to research GL account details, update debt rollforward, prepare journal entries and complete other month-end close tasks as deemed necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least one to three years of related accounting experience. Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles. CPA or CPA-candidate preferred.
  • Understanding of foreign currency impact on financial reporting preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan effectively, work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. High degree of initiative.
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