Staff Accountant

| Herndon, VA, USA
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Staff Accountant

About Us:

BlackSky is a real-time intelligence company. We own and operate the world's most advanced space-based intelligence platform and provide customers satellite imagery, automated analytics and high-frequency monitoring of strategic locations, economic assets and events from around the globe. BlackSky is trusted by the most demanding allied military and intelligence organizations and commercial companies to deliver foresight into critical matters that affect national security and the economy. BlackSky's data enables governments and businesses to see, understand and anticipate change as it happens, giving them the ultimate strategic advantage so they can act quickly. Our global team works with cutting-edge technology to make a difference around the world and prides itself on being people-first, customer-focused and fun.

BlackSky is seeking a Staff Accountant in our Herndon, VA location to join our Accounting team. This role reports to the Accounting Manager and as a hybrid role, is in the office twice a week.


  • Preparation and account/project/org coding and review of purchase requisition, AP invoices and journal entries including prepaid, accrual and revenue journal entries.
  • Reconcile bank statements to general ledger monthly and prepare related journal entries.
  • Perform detailed account reconciliations monthly and quarterly, including fixed assets, prepaids, accruals, intercompany and capital contribution accounts.
  • Prepare and review FX transactions.
  • Provides financial support for group budgets and monthly reporting including variances.
  • Monitors and follows up on outstanding receivables to maximize cash flow.
  • Significantly support annual audit process by preparing schedules and footnotes and working with others to ensure quality control on audit deliverables.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners and suppliers to resolve discrepancies.
  • Identify and propose enhancements and improvements to areas of responsibility and financial applications, including accounting for capital expenditures and fixed assets.
  • Prepare well-supported accounting records to ensure timely month end close and successful audits.
  • Produce robust consolidating and consolidated financial statements for internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Performs special projects as requested.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of accounting experience.
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Strong analytical skills along with good judgment.
  • Very detail oriented with a high level of independent and organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Eagerness to learn and take on any tasks assigned.
  • Impeccable ethics with a history of maintaining total confidentiality and discretion of all employee information.
  • Business situational awareness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deltek Costpoint experience.

Life at BlackSky for full-time benefits eligible, US-based, employees includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, group term life and AD&D, voluntary life and AD&D insurance
    • BlackSky pays 100% of employee-only premiums for medical, dental and vision and contributes $100/month for out-of-pocket expenses!
  • 15 days of PTO, 11 Company holidays, four Floating Holidays (pro-rated based on hire date), one day of paid volunteerism leave per year, parental leave and more
  • 401(k) pre-tax and Roth deferral options with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance and Travel Assistance Programs
  • Employer matching donations
  • Professional development
  • Mac or PC? Your 

BlackSky is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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More Information on BlackSky
BlackSky operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Herndon, VA and Seattle , WA. BlackSky was founded in 2013. It has 128 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 14 open jobs at BlackSky, click here.
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