Accounting Associate - College Program
Kearney & CO Pc - Alexandria, VA

Accounting Associate - College Program

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Kearney & Company is seeking Accounting Associates to join our team! Specifically seeking future or recent graduates majoring in Accounting or Double Major/ Concentration in Accounting, Information Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Systems (or other synonym for IT related major), Business Administration with a major/concentration in Accounting. This position is a great entry-level opportunity for new graduates who want hands-on audit, Accounting, Consulting experience working with federal government agencies throughout the United States.

LOCATION(s): Washington DC Metro Area

  • Work location may be in the office, but because we are a client facing organization, typically you can expect to be at client sites.
  • You may have the opportunity to work virtually/remotely in the U.S. depending on business needs and is always subject to change. This is not determined until closer to start date.
  • Travel opportunities may be presented (depending on client to client)
  • As a reminder, this position is not guaranteed to be in person 5 days a week. Work schedules and client needs vary from engagement to engagement and is always subject to change. Kearney does an incredible job with the communication of changes should they arise with advance notice.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Participate in pre-audit planning for engagements
  • Responsible for reviewing client accounting and operating procedures, as well as systems of internal control.
  • Execute the day-to-day accounting and audit activities of the engagement and conduct fieldwork daily.
  • Assist in performing audit procedures to determine the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, performing risk assessments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and auditing concepts and apply them to client situations.
  • Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of Federal Government's financial and management responsibilities.
  • Assist in drafting and preparing project deliverables.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively with clients and team members.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects concurrently.
  • Utilize technology to share knowledge with team members, develop skills, and continually learn.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and competence in the client's environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate strong digital dexterity: Meaning, executing work with independence and the capability of being agile, adept, and effective while embracing any existing or emerging technology for yielding a better business solution or outcome.
  • Travel opportunities (depending on client to client)
  • Kearney & Company encourages and supports employee development through obtaining certifications such as the CISA, CISSP, and CPA. Benefits such as tuition reimbursement, monetary assistance for CPA exam preparation, and certification bonuses are available.
  • All Associates are PAID FOR ALL ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED that exceed the forty-hour work week (based on assignment).
  • Mentor Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Pet Insurance, Compensation & Recognition Incentives, 401(k), Education Savings Plan, Short Term & Long Term Disability Coverage, Life Insurance, Family & Work Life Benefits, Professional Development Opportunities, Paid Time Off and Flexible Work Schedules, Fitness Benefits, AND MORE!

Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting or Double Major/ Concentration in Accounting, Information Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Systems (or other synonym for IT related major), Business Administration with a major/concentration in Accounting.
  • Willing to work on-site in Washington, D.C. Metro Area on a hybrid basis as client-based needs arise.
  • Ability to travel at least 25%, barring any travel restrictions.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an interim U.S. Secret security clearance (requires U.S. citizenship)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • CPA candidate or eligibility to sit for CPA certification is highly desirable.
The family friendly culture, exciting work, and rewarding environment at Kearney & Company is celebrated through a variety of accomplishments:
  • Top 100 CPA Firms in the United States - Accounting Today
  • Top 500 Entry Level Employers in the U.S. -
  • Top 200 Intern Employers in the U.S. -
  • Top 100 Employer - THE BLACK COLLEGIAN
  • Top 50 "Best for Vets" Employer - Military Times EDGE Magazine
  • Best Place to Work - Washington Business Journal AND Virginia Business


Exclusively focused on the Government, Kearney & Company provides financial services, including auditing, consulting, and technology services. Our commitment to our employees and clients as well as to dedication and trust, critical values to our Firm, have led to Kearney's recognition as one of the leading accounting firms in the country. Based on our employees' feedback, we are also consistently rated a Best Place to Work. Employment at Kearney means a flexible, collaborative, and open-minded work environment. We hope it is your "first easy decision." Learn more at

EEO Notice

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EEO Notice

Work location is subject to change based on client requirements.

Kearney & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender; gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, age, disability or handicap, servicemember status, relationship or association with a protected veteran, and any other category protected by Federal, state, or local law. Click here to learn more.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, regarding accessibility of our website, a modification or adjustment of the job application or interview process due to a disability, please call 703-236-2391 or email [email protected]. Please be advised that this contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of an application.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. Kearney & Company provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Military family leave is available for up to 26 weeks under FMLA. Click here to learn more.

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

The EPPA prohibits most private employers from using lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment. Kearney & Company adheres all provisions of the EPPA. Click here to learn more.
This job was posted on Sat Dec 30 2023 and expired on Thu Jan 04 2024.
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Kearney & Company, established in 1985 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a CPA firm. It specializes in Financial Reporting & Accounting Support, Internal Controls/A-123, Financial Services, Financial & Performance Audit Services, Advisory Services, and Program Management etc. According to the sales under the General Service Administration's (GSA) Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) Schedule, it is the third-largest CPA firm in the country. They have a staff of more than 700 employees - operating from our Alexandria, Virginia headquarters and four satellite offices across the U.S. The Company was nominated in '2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For' in Accounting Today. It offers jobs for Junior Financial Data Analyst, Internal Controls Manager, Proposal Manager, and Audit Manager etc.
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$25M to $50M
1701 Duke St. Ste. # 500, Alexandria, VA, 22302, and others
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What experience do you have in accounts payable and receivable?


I have 2 years of experience in managing accounts payable and receivable, including processing invoices, reconciling accounts, and resolving payment discrepancies.


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