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Accounting Assistant at Thompson Hospitality Corporation in Reston, Virginia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Who We Are:

Thompson Hospitality is the nation's largest minority-owned food and facilities management company. Our services include hospitality, full dining and quick service restaurants, campus dining, diversity consultation, facility operations and maintenance management. We are a family-run organization with more than thirty years providing services built on our core mission to provide a positive experience to every relationship we are involved in: one guest, one client, one team member at a time. As a fast growing company, we have a growth plan to more than double in size over the next three years. We are looking for team members who are interested in developing their careers to the next level while joining our team of over 4,000 employees, serving clients in over 40 states to include more than 1.9 million guests each year. Thompson Hospitality focuses on three core areas in everything we do:

  • Purpose

    • Give back to our communities
    • Celebrate diversity

  • People

    • Do the right thing
    • Treat people the way you want to be treated
    • Always do your best
    • Be accountable for our actions

  • Performance

    • Serve the highest quality food
    • Provide world-class service
    • Maintain flexibility to better serve our clients

Competitive Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k), matched up to 4%
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Discounts: Hotels, Travel, Tickets, Restaurants
  • Employees and their relatives are eligible for a discounted meal plan at any of our HBCU client locations while they are attending school

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and creative accounting staff to join our dynamic accounting team.

This person will be responsible as listed below:

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying accounts payable daily entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal ID numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances; preparing checks.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records by microfilming and filing documents.
  • Disburses petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation.
  • Reports sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS/BA Accounting
  • More than1 year accounting experience required
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
  • Great Plains software experience (Not required)


You must have tenacity, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a self-starter with the ability to work with little to no direction and take initiative.


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