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Accountant II

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Aug 11, 2022

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Accountant II

Job ID: req2911
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Financial Operations
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.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The mission of the Financial Management Group is to administer a financial management program to the National Cancer Institute and other agencies utilizing NCI’s prime contract with Leidos Biomedical Research; to establish fiscal policies to ensure accountability for government funds; provide high quality financial reporting and analysis to assist in managing fiscal resources; and deliver quality financial support and customer service to both our internal and external customers.


  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Upload invoices into system and route for review and approval
  • Review and route research subcontracts invoices
  • Route credit card vouchers to credit card buyers
  • Decline duplicate invoices as well as invoices sent in error
  • Review check requests and redact confidential information
  • Voucher Research, approval, and corrections
  • Assist with pulling proper backup documentation for wire transfers
  • Weekly review of checks/ACH distribution
  • Research and correct input exceptions
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Review and resolve open credit items with vendors
  • Assist in month end accrual
  • Complete escheatment process monthly and respond to vendors as needed
  • Assist with regular W-9 audit communication
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Assist with year-end expiring funding process
  • Assist with other projects as needed


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: 

  • Possession of a (CHEA) bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, minimum of two (2) years related experience 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance 


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:  

  • US Government Contract experience including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Three (3) years of general accounting with responsibility for general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, cost accounting, or accounts receivable
  • Previous experience with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Prior experience with Deltek Costpoint
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Strong problem-solving skills, research and resolution skills, and data analysis
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office software with intermediate level MS Excel
  • Current Public Trust

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



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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