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Accountant II

Job ID: req1248
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:


 The Financial Operations Directorate (FOD) is committed to ensuring the financial integrity of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) by providing timely, accurate, and relevant information to internal and external stakeholders.  Our team collaborates to effectively monitor and manage fiscal resources in a responsible, compliant, and professional manner in a dynamic environment. We adhere to applicable contract, regulatory, and compliance requirements while supporting the broader mission of the FNLCR.


Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc is seeking an Accountant II who will be responsible for completing daily, monthly, and year-end tasks for a government customer.  Which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Build and maintain cross-functional team relationships with Project Management/Control, Contracts, Accounts Payable to provide expertise and assistance on invoicing matters in a fast-pace environment
  • Complete reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Research accounting transactions related to GL, AP and AR
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis of data
  • Process cash disbursements
  • Handle special accounting projects or inquiries


  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in field related to accounting or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of two (2) years of general accounting with responsibility for general ledger, billing, accounts payable, cost accounting, or accounts receivable
  • Experience with Costpoint
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be deadline driven, fast paced, organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Microsoft office software with intermediate MS Excel
  • Time Management - Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and schedules
  • Customer service oriented with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn new technology
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


  • Knowledge of GAAP, FAR, FTR, CAS
  • Deltek Costpoint software experience
  • Experience working in Cognos
  • Previous government accounting experience

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)