James Alan Johnston

511 Constellation Square SE Unit C

Leesburg VA 20175

Cell: (571) 359-8085



Objective:         To obtain a position which will allow me to use my 10-plus years of accounting experience in a strong organizational, educational, and team focused environment.



09/18 – 08/19    Bookkeeper/Executive Assistant

Associates in Eyecare, Ashburn, VA

·         Entry of deposits and transactions in QuickBooks Online.

·         Create and maintain various Excel based analysis tools in support of Frames Manager, CFO and COO. These tools include formulae using If, SumIf and associated operations, as well as Pivot Tables.

·         Provide any support or assistance required by Corporate Office staff, including Director of HR and Contact Lens Manager.


10/17 – 07/18    Commercial Billing Specialist

JK Moving & Storage, Sterling, VA

·         Prepare and send customer invoices in Excel, Word and PDF formats for relocation and storage services

·         Billing entry in COS and Microsoft Great Plains 2013/2016

·         Verify commercial customer credit rating with Dunn & Bradstreet

·         Process payments and refunds using Sage/Paya and update customer records

·         Enter Accounts Payable into Great Plains

·         Add subcontractor Details for payroll

·         Adjust Commission inaccuracies for sales staff

·         Issue Credit Memos, Statements of Account for current customers


03/17 – 10/17    Accounting Assistant

EDC Consulting, McLean, VA

·         Enter ACH, A/P, Cash Receipts and Certificate of Insurance into Deltek

·         CostPoint

·         Verify accuracy and posting items in Deltek CostPoint

·         Create and maintain Subcontractor Tracking logs

·         Create and maintain physical files for Invoices and Payments processed

·         Entry of Direct Deposit for vendors

·         Scanning and uploading employee documents into Paychex

·         Organizing employee files for Human Resource Department

·         Assist with other accounting and human resource projects as needed



09/12 – 06/16     Auditor

Defense Contract Audit Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

§  Received three performance based awards

§  Conducted incurred cost audit procedures as per DCAA regulations, including FAR, CAS and DFAS

§  Reported summarized and detailed findings identified during audit procedures

§  Presented in staff training meetings

§  Completed rate check requests and review contractor submitted vouchers

§  Served as new employee sponsor for 2014

11/08 –09/12      Accounting Clerk

Fellowship Square Foundation, Herndon, VA

§  Assisted in entry and processing of invoices.

§  Prepared management fee schedules.

§  Posted deposits and reconciled bank statements to QuickBooks

§  Maintained donation files

§  Produces and mailed quarterly donor mailings, special events materials and donation acknowledgements

§  Maintained Foundation website and email addresses

§  Provide tech support for one Foundation property and the central office


05/07 – 09/08     Accounting Specialist

The Mergis Group, Vienna, VA

§  Assigned to USIS

§  Created and maintained reports and documents to adhere to privacy regulations

§  Assist in creation of forms for distribution to independent contractors

§  Built and maintained simple Access database

§  Serve as expense adjustment distributor for expense reports for auditing before going to Accounts Payable



08/02 – 12/06     Strayer University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 12/2006

Associate in Arts in Accounting, 06/2005



Federal Government systems: FAR, CAS and DFAS

Accounting Systems: Quickbooks, Microsoft Great Plains 2013/2016,

Deltek CostPoint, Sage/Paya, Quickbooks Online

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)

PC Tech Support Assistance


Strayer University

8/2002 - 12/2006 BS Accounting

Associates in Arts Degree in Accounting 06/2005. Transcript available. BS GPA 3.59