Criterion Systems, Inc.

Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-VA-Vienna
Regular Full-Time


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:


Criterion Systems, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, VA, is seeking a Senior Accountant with government contracting accounting experience. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for customer invoicing and payroll processing, along with other accounting duties. You will also prepare various account reconciliations and assist with month-end, quarterly and annual closing procedures.


  • Enters and processes payroll transactions using ADP Workforce Now.
  • Processes leave accrual in Deltek Costpoint
  • Processes timesheets and enters non-time based labor compensation in Deltek Costpoint.
  • Prepares customer invoices including all relevant documentation.
  • Prepares general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Prepares general ledger entries.
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures/policies by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Supports audits.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business field or experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of five years’ accounting experience with at least three years working for a federal government contractor.
  • Working knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards and FAR/DFARs.
  • Hands on experience with ADP Workforce Now or similar payroll service provider.
  • Strong reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Proficient with Excel and MS Office Suite.
  • Very organized, detail-oriented and able to manage and prioritize many tasks.
  • Able to keep information strictly confidential.
  • Able to communicate with co-workers, management, clients and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • A security clearance is not required.



  • Hands on experience with Deltek Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense.
  • CPA certification a plus.

Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization.  We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit


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