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Contract/Revenue Accountant

Company: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job ID#: 28325BRCompany: General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsTitle: Contract/Revenue AccountantJob Category: Finance/AccountingCity: San DiegoState: CaliforniaTravel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%Clearance Required?: NoJob Summary:General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.We have an exciting opportunity for a Contract/Revenue Accountant to work out of our newly formed Contract Accounting Department located in Sabre Springs, CA. This position, under close supervision with detailed instruction is primarily responsible for accounting for contracts with customers, including proper recognition of revenue, contract cost and assets and liabilities arising from the contract.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that periodic revenues and contract assets and/or liabilities are recognized in compliance with US GAAP and applicable company policies.
  • Perform research and prepare technical accounting memos as needed, especially for unique and complex contracts.
  • Prepare journal entries and maintain and reconcile ledger accounts in accordance with company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Regularly documents and updates contract accounting conclusions (eg: ASC 606) due to award or modification for assigned contracts via memo or checklist.
  • Ensure proper contract set-up and maintenance of projects in SAP relating to performance. obligations, revenue recognition method, transaction price determination/allocations, and EACs.
  • Perform unbilled account receivable reconciliation & analysis.
  • Follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers can be readily obtained.
  • Perform P&L Flux analysis for assigned contracts, and provide explanations to management and FP&A.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Provide guidance to FP&A on contract accounting expectations to ensure alignment with forecast/plan.
  • Contribute to analyses and recommendations of needed process and system improvements to accommodate the requirements of revenue recognition guidance.
  • Work within multiple teams and various business functions across the Company.
  • Support compliance with external audits.
  • Contributes to and ensures the accuracy of accounting data, transactions, and reports.
  • Completes necessary account reconciliations and adjusts accounting entries in a timely manner.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned or required.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of all information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time SalaryJob Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in accounting or a related discipline and three or more years of progressive experience in accounting with a bachelors degree, or at least one year of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
    • Must have demonstrated ability to apply concepts and principles of accounting to develop solutions to a variety or problems along with computer literacy and knowledge of operations and applications pertinent to the field.
    • Must have good interpersonal skills and communication abilities that enable effective interface with staff members in developing accounting documentation and in making presentations.
    • Willing to work outside of normal hours and extended hours to meet deadlines as needed.
    • Prior experience with ASC 606, 840 and/or 842 is desired.
    • Ability to use established formats to produce accurate, appropriate accounting documentation.
    • May be required to present accounting data.
    • Must have demonstrated computer literacy with knowledge of computer accounting software and applications.US Citizenship Required?: YesExperience Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, San Diego , Contract/Revenue Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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