Blue Sky Innovators Accounting & Business Operations Associate Reston, VA · Remote · Full time

Blue Sky Innovators is seeking a new full-time employee with an interest in growing a career in finance, business operations and government contracting to provide support. This is a great opportunity to gain practical experience as you support a quickly-growing small business.



Accounting/Finance (75%)

o  Prepare monthly reconciliations of general ledger accounts to ensure accuracy of balances

o  Create standard journal entries and assist in month-end and year-end close procedures

o  Review financial expenditures to ensure treatment is appropriate and in accordance with GAAP

o  Identify and resolve accounting discrepancies

o  Respond to financial inquiries from operations management by gathering, analyzing and interpreting financial data

o  Manage the monthly reconciliation of cash accounts

o  Create vendor vouchers and customer invoices in the accounting system and monitors the aging of accounts receivables

o  Ensure the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of the company’s accounts receivable and accounts payable processes

o  Track funding modifications and update contract financials on a timely basis

o  Assist in expense report processing and monitor the company credit card program

o  Timesheet entry/approvals in third party systems

o  Travel tracking and reporting in accordance with certain contract requirements

o  Perform other duties and projects as assigned by management

o  Will work directly with senior leadership including Controller and CFO

Business Operations  (25%)

o  Open to learning about and assisting with various business operations tasks in the areas of contracts, technical writing, recruiting, marketing and security


·      Bachelors Degree (preferably in accounting, finance, economics)

·      Strong analytical and financial skills

·      Finance/accounting experience through work, internships or school projects

·      1+ years customer service experience

·      Strong writing and communication skills

·      Proactive with a strong desire to learn

·      Strong skill and knowledge with Microsoft Excel

·      Self-starter with strong initiative, ability to take ownership and work independently as well as contribute to the broader team

·      Ability to maintain and handle confidential documents

·      Preferred: Good understanding of general ledger accounting, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

·      Preferred: Experience with Microsoft Business Central GovCon

·      Due to the nature of the position, you must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a security clearance. 

Specific compensation will be determined by several factors including experience, education, skills, and knowledge. We also offer medical/dental/vision benefits and 401k contribution.

Blue Sky Innovators, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. If you are a qualified job seeker with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, please email us at [email protected] and provide your name and contact information. Please note: this is only for job seekers with disabilities requesting an accommodation.


$50,000 - $70,000 per year