Senior Staff Accountant-Project Control at SemanticBits (Washington DC)

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SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services for the federal government. The work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created, which is built around some of the most talented IT professionals in the country. We deliver our work using Agile methodologies to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. 

SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. Our corporate culture is built upon our mission-driven work, to help the government improve healthcare for patients and reduce cost. We value bringing individuals that are experts in their disciplines, highly communicative, and self-motivated to own their work. Technology and domain experts work side-by-side in highly dynamic teams that have all the roles necessary to deliver high quality digital services. In addition, critical to our success is forming teams of highly diverse individuals passionate about making a difference. This diversity and inclusion permeates every level of SemanticBits. 

As a government contractor, SemanticBits requires that candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain a religious or medical exemption.

SemanticBits is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented Senior Staff Accountant/Project Control who will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for government contract accounting across the entire organization. This role is partially remote due to COVID-19. Candidates will be expected to report to the office in Herndon, VA as needed, with the potential to transition back to full time in the office.

Tools and Technologies

  • Unanet
  • Adobe
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • G Suite
  • Slack


  • Responsible for Creating and tracking budgetary plans for Time and Material projects based on the contract awards. Update forecasts, actuals, variances on a monthly basis to ensure adequate fundings and communicate areas of concerns and improvements to the program managers and upper management
  • Submit monthly project deliverables, create ad hoc project reports and interface with contracts administrator, hiring managers and program managers
  • Responsible for monthly Time and Material project billings using Unanet in accordance with contract requirements including providing receipts for ODCs. Ensure accuracy and completeness of invoice package and timely submission
  • Backup person for FFP billings, contract setup and other duties as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • At least 5 years of billing and cost accounting experience
  • Government contracting/Unanet experience preferred
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and anticipate next steps
  • Proficient in Word and Excel

Competitive salary
Stipend for work station set up
Four weeks of PTO
Eleven paid holidays
One floating holiday
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
Employer HSA contribution
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Three weeks parental leave
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 for assistance.

More Information on SemanticBits
SemanticBits operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Herndon, VA. SemanticBits was founded in 2005. It has 370 total employees. To see all jobs at SemanticBits, click here.
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