MPR Associates, Inc.

Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
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MPR Associates, Inc. (MPR), a thriving multi-discipline, specialty engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a capable and motivated Staff Accountant for MPR’s Old Town Alexandria, VA office.  If you are seeking a unique, challenging, and rewarding career opportunity, MPR may be the right company for you.  

Founded in 1964, MPR has a wide and growing client base in the fields of power and energy, federal services, and health and life sciences.  We work throughout the United States as well as internationally.  Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we also have offices in East Lyme, Connecticut, and Burlington, Massachusetts.  MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole.  We hire the best and brightest, which results in a high-performance culture built on trust and respect, making MPR an exceptional place to work.


General Job Description


The Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting the month-end close process.  This is a hands-on position that will have the opportunity to work in many areas within the accounting function with expanding responsibilities to include leading the international and domestic subsidiary close process.  The Staff Accountant will be an integral part of the department, working with accounting professionals, engineers, and other administrative professionals.  We are looking for someone with a strong accounting background to bring value to the team and put their imprint on the improvement of processes.  This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting. 


  • Collaborate with the accounting team and related departments to support the monthly close process.
  • Perform general accounting duties for the organization.
  • Maintain the Fixed Assets record in software (SAGE FAS).
  • Perform depreciation calculation for all fixed assets and corresponding JEs for month-end.
  • Prepare account reconciliations and adjust entries to ensure that accounts are consistent, accurate, and complete.
  • Support contract routing process in accordance with internal quality control program policies and procedures.
  • Utilize accounting systems (Deltek Vision and EleVia’s Electronic Invoicing) to drive the billing and invoicing process for contracts.
  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PMs) regarding contract documents, change orders, modifications, approvals, and any billing-related requests.
  • Assess and pursue opportunities to maximize client billing.
  • Discuss unbilled amounts with PMs to optimize billing opportunities for the period.
  • Prepare account analyses to assist with external and internal audits.
  • Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
  • Assist with intercompany transactions and subsidiary month-end close process.
  • Perform additional assignments as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field.
  • Two (2) to (3) three years of experience in general accounting and/or accounts payable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounts payable vouching/payment process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting concepts (debit/credits).
  • Two (2) to (3) three years of payroll processing experience is a plus.
  • CPA is a plus.

Skills – Technical & Personal

  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality.
  • Logical problem-solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in designing and maintaining electronic spreadsheets.
  • Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy, and reliability of financial/billing data.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, specifically MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision version 7.6, Deltek Vantagepoint or other accounting software, a plus.
  • Knowledge of UKG Pro Software is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong time management and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities, and see tasks through to completion.
  • Persistent, questioning attitude and ability to accept that in others.
  • Motivated to expand skills and knowledge, as well as tackle new problems and take on new responsibilities.
  • Strong desire to grow as a professional in the accounting field.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams.


MPR offers a great work environment and generous compensation with an annual profit-sharing bonus and retirement contribution.


MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law.  MPR is a certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer.




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