Accountant in Pasadena, CA at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

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Job Description

You understand that high-performing teams are a result of collaboration!

You share your ideas with your co-workers. They feel comfortable sharing their ideas with you. You weigh the pros and cons of an action and will collectively decide how to proceed. We value such teamwork and realize the importance of every employee’s input. We support the idea of team culture and will do what it takes on our end to make sure that you all can deliver your best product. 

The Senior Accountant will be an integral part of Parsons Government Services finance and accounting team and will report to the Senior Accounting Manager in Pasadena, California.

The Accountant will play a key role in completing a broad range of difficult assignments requiring specialized accounting training and experience.  This position will prepare and post journal entries, manage assigned G/L accounts, prepare Sox Account Reconciliation package and take ownership of monthly/quarterly/annual deliverables.  This will include assisting with components of month-end/year end close process and internal and external audit /PBC deliverables.

This role will also entail analyzing projects and general ledger accounts and other financial information for completeness, accuracy and legitimacy of charges, and conformance with accounting procedures. As a Senior Accountant, your contribution will be working closely with other team members to assist with Monthly Management Reporting, maintain good relations within the group and other Global Business Units. And will include assisting in monthly closing entries, inter-company accounts analysis and confirmation, prepare financial statements, complete analysis of account balances, maintenance business plan, and quarterly forecast.  The Senior Accountant will also write/update desk procedure, develop and recommend improvements to accounting methods and procedures.  Other ad hoc assignments.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting; CPA preferred but not required
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting; engineering/construction/architectural industry preferred.
  • Financial statement preparation; consolidation experience preferred
  • Advanced experience with Excel & Excel spreadsheets required
  • Will work with forecasting tending business date
  • Proficiency in US GAAP, financial systems management and processes
  • Prior experience as a ‘team lead’ preferred.
  • Proof of US citizenship or permanent residency is required

Our team searches out fresh and unique ideas, and we want employees who contribute to this process

You are able to experiment and find new ways to do things. You are good at brainstorming in your head and with your co-workers. You are imaginative when thinking of how to approach a task, weighing the pros and cons, and then ultimately settling on what will yield the most successful result. Our group operates as you do. And we will give you the infrastructure and resources to bring your thoughts into play. Your co-workers look to you to enhance team productivity by participating in providing fresh ideas.

Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.