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Radiant Solutions in Gaithersburg, MD is looking for a Staff Accountant to work in our Gaithersburg, MD Office.


The Company:


Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


General Summary

Full-cycle accounting including (but not limited to) setting up projects, computing revenue, billing, reconciliations, and filing.  Participate in accounting and finance department day-to-day and month-end close processes. Support the senior accountants, accounting manager, and controller, as needed.


To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and must be eligible to obtain a US Security Clearance.


Primary Job Functions

  • Create and update sales orders for commercial customers – including setting up customer accounts, maintaining current addresses, and updating contract information.
  • Calculate monthly subscription based revenue for commercial customers and reconcile/verify
  • Create and submit subscription invoices on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis (including one-time and special orders)
  • Calculate revenue share amounts per agreements
  • Setup and maintain projects in Costpoint for government and other commercial contracts
  • Create and submit project invoices (including CPFF, T&M, and Fixed Price)
  • Calculate revenue for government and commercial projects (including CPFF, T&M, and Fixed Price contracts)
  • Process journal entries for accruals and corrections
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations for key balance sheet accounts


Secondary Job Functions

  • Assist with cash receipt research and posting
  • Assist with cash collection and A/R Aging review
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Assist in maintaining internal control compliance and testing
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests and additional duties as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be attentive to detail with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to follow direction and complete assignments with reasonable oversight and supervision
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Must be proficient with financial systems and have the ability to efficiently grasp the fundamentals of using financial systems, which includes Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense
  • Must display motivation to identify and solve problems related to customer accounts and general ledger accounts in a timely manor
  • Must be able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines by prioritizing numerous tasks and completing them under time constraints
  • Requires strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • 2-4 years related accounting experience
  • High level of professionalism, team work, customer service, initiative & strong work ethic
  • Experience with Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense preferred

To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and must be eligible  to obtain a US Security Clearance.