Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

HGL (HydroGeologic, Inc.), is a full-service environmental science, engineering, and construction firm with over 30 years of experience providing environmental restoration solutions to federal, state, local and private sector clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals. Currently, HGL has a position open for a non-exempt AP/AR Specialist at our corporate headquarters in Reston, VA.


The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of administrative and paraprofessional responsibilities, frequently confidential or complex in nature, in direct support of the accounting department, requiring accuracy and organization. You will be expected to perform within broad guidelines, relying on your proficiency and experience to accomplish most activities with limited direction. You will be communicating with other employees, vendors, and possibly clients on a regular basis. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: 

  1. Process checks and payments
  2. Prepare and perform check runs
  3. Effectively communicate with vendors, employees, and clients
  4. Process cash receipts
  5. Follow up on short pays and overpayments
  6. Enter invoices into Costpoint
  7. Special projects or duties as assigned

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to understand and perform assignments within the general prescribed guidelines. The following skills are required:
  • Advanced skills using standard office equipment including printers, scanners, fax machines, and copiers.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with employees, vendors, clients, and contractors.
  • Strong math and analytical skills in analysis of invoices and Accounts Receivable items.
  • Proven attention to detail and the ability to remain organized.
  • Good working knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices applicable to an accounting department.
  • Ability to learn software programs applicable to an accounting department.

Preferred Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following attributes: 

  • Effective Communicator - This position requires strong interpersonal skills and a proven record of building relationships. You understand internal and external stakeholder requirements, expectations, and needs. You have excellent oral, written and editing skills.
  • Customer Service Mindset - Strong customer service skills with the ability to work in a team environment and foster positive collaborative work habits.
  • Willing to take initiative - You like learning new things and taking initiative to get results rather than waiting for things to happen. You have the ability to work independently with limited direction.
  • Priority and Deadline Management- You get what is a priority and can independently manage tight deadlines to completion. 

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of directly related work experience performing responsibilities in accounting with one or more of the following: accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, payroll, bookkeeping, reconciliations and/or check runs.
  • Experience with accounting software (e.g., Costpoint, Deltek GCS Premier, Deltek Vision, etc.)
  • Data entry of invoices into accounting software
  • Accounts receivable activities to include processing cash receipts and following up on short pay and overpayment situations.

Required Education

High school diploma plus additional training or education in accounting or finance.


  • A pre-hire drug test is required.
  • You must be in good physical condition and able to work standing for several hours while using office machines or when filing and should be able to lift up to 30lbs as needed to move items about the office.
  • Some positions may require US citizenship.
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