Chugach Management Services, Inc Staff Accountant in LINTHICUM, Maryland

Summary/General Description of Job:

The Incumbent works under the general direction of the Finance Manager and has the primary responsibility for assisting the Finance Manager with the operation of the Finance Department to include the Accounts Payable, Payroll, Billing , Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and other accounting functions.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Reviews payroll batches.

  • Reviews and reconciles all related calculations or deductions.

  • Reviews preliminary payroll edits with all timesheets on a biweekly basis before the payroll run and ensures the total hours on payroll report ties to tape run for the pay period.

  • Prepares monthly journal entries for posting in general ledger.

  • Prepares monthly invoices.

  • Reviews each paycheck after they are cut. Make sure there is a paycheck per group of timesheets and audits to make sure there are no unusual deductions.

  • Reviews payroll transfers and check requests.

  • Reviews monthly journal entries and updates in the system.

  • Prepares general ledger reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts.

  • Prepares and maintains contract budgets for senior management and customer.

  • Reviews accounts payable batches. Updates these batches on a daily basis for the weekly check run.

  • Reviews vacation and personal leave database inquiry and reporting system; runs and distributes periodic reports for managers and supervisors.

  • Reviews check requests and funds transfers.

  • Tracks and inputs billings into accounts receivable.

  • Provides technical payroll advice and guidance to site managers, supervisors, and employees.

  • Provides timesheet training for new employees and annual timesheet training for all site employees.

  • Maintains familiarity with the SCA Wage Determination, FAR, and Contract as well as keeping up to date with changes to each.

  • Acts as petty cash custodian – includes monthly reconciliation and reimbursement of petty cash fund.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Accountable For:

  • Review of appropriate payroll and accounts payable account coding.

  • Timely review of payroll edits and signed checks to ensure employees are paid in accordance with the published pay schedules, union agreements, etc.

  • Timely review of payroll check requests to ensure payroll taxes and other payroll liabilities meet accounts payable processing deadlines.

  • Prioritization and completion of assigned projects in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Adherence to established CGS, LLC safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with CGS, LLC Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Timely and cost effective performance of duties.

  • Timely and accurate completion of work.

  • Working with the Finance Managers to outline work to be done, after which incumbent is expected to work independently.

  • Maintaining complete confidentiality of all finance and project related matters.

  • Harmoniously working with other employees and customers.

  • Skill in the use of MS Word and Excel at the intermediate or higher level.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and handle confidential information.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting.

    o Five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting experience may be substituted for formal education requirement.

  • Experience using standardized payroll software for data entry, processing and inquiry.

  • Three (3) years’ Accounts Payable experience.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word at an intermediate level or higher.

  • Ten-key by touch.

  • Valid state Driver’s License with acceptable driving record pertinent to the position.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an intelligence agency specific TS/ SCI security clearance.

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.


  • Professional Accounting Certification.

  • Three (3) years of Accounting experience.

  • Familiarity with Service Contract Act requirements.

  • One (1) year of experience using Lawson Payroll software.

  • Knowledge of FAR

  • Experience working on a government contract.

Title: Staff Accountant

Location: Maryland-LINTHICUM

Requisition ID: LIN10058