Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Junior Staff Accountant

US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.


SSS is seeking a candidate who will support the Accounting Manager in monthly billings and semi-monthly payroll processes.


  • Responsible for preparing supporting schedules and documentation for monthly invoices, including:
  • Running reports in accounting software system that either provides values for entering onto the support schedules or identifies items needing support documentation.
  • Reviewing support documentation to ensure that all costs billed are accurate and match with SSS’ financial records shown on the PSR.
  • Responsible for tracking all costs billed by invoice and ensuring billed costs match with SSS’ financial records shown on the PSRs.
  • Responsible for data entering of cost adjustments (labor and ODCs) into accounting software system.
  • Responsible for scanning/filing all the final invoices and supporting documents.
  • Responsible for preparing final invoice for submission, including:
    • Creating pdfs of final invoices with supporting schedules and documentation
    • Assembling mailing packet for those invoices submitted via post or courier
  • Responsible for filing SSS’s reference copies of the monthly invoices
  • Responsible for Daily Cash Deposits, Maintaining the monthly Accounts Receivable Aging Report and Collections
  • Assist Accounting Manager in keeping the invoice status log for monthly billings up to date
  • Responsible for daily review of timesheets, including:
    • Running of missing timesheets and new hire reports.
    • Data entry of missed floor check report onto pay period tracking sheet tracking sheet
    • Maintaining electronic copies of the various reports
  • Responsible for data entry of salary and labor distribution information into SSS’s various software programs for review
  • Responsible for data entry onto payroll reconciliation spreadsheets, including those for:
    • Reconciling quarterly 941 filings to gross wages
    • Reconciling the monthly Labor Distribution Report to accrued payroll account
  • Responsible for preparing and entering, into accounting software system, journal entries recording payroll.
  • Responsible for maintaining log of payroll-related correspondences received.
  • Responsible for scanning and filing supporting documents for each payroll run
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 1+ years of experience in preparing: 1) Job cost billing for government contracts; 2) Payroll processing for semi-monthly payroll using T&E, Costpoint, and Paychex software; and 3) Monthly payroll account reconciliations including 941s, all federal and state tax accounts.
  • Knowledge and experience with all Federal government contract types, GAAP Accounting, and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Experience using Deltek Costpoint, T&E, COGNOS, Paychex System
  • Intermediate level in Excel and Adobe PDF.
  • Must be detail-oriented, reliable, highly productive, organized, and a team player.

SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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