Accounts Payable Specialist

Austin, Texas, United States

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you.

We are looking to add an Accounts Payable Specialist to our Finance team. This position will play a role in maintaining the financial health of the organization by effectively managing payables and supporting overall financial operations working under the supervision of our Controller. If you enjoy working in a startup environment and have a mind for financial and accounting analysis, we would like to hear from you. 


  • Handle the accounts payable process, ensuring accurate and timely processing of invoices, and maintaining positive relationships with vendors.
  • Receive and review invoices for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with company policies.
  • Code and enter invoices into the accounting system with precision and attention to detail.
  • Resolve discrepancies with vendors and internal departments promptly.
  • Prepare and process electronic payments, including checks, ACH, and wire transfers.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments to vendors while taking advantage of early payment discounts when available.
  • Reconcile vendor statements, identify, and resolve payment discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with purchasing and other departments to streamline processes and resolve issues related to accounts payable.
  • Assist in month-end closing activities, including the preparation of accruals and reconciliations related to accounts payable.
  • Generate and analyze various reports to support financial reporting requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and relevant accounting regulations.
  • Maintain accurate and organized documentation of all accounts payable transactions.


  • Associate’s degree required.
  • 5+ years of experience experience in accounts payable or a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of various accounting and operations software platforms & cloud-based accounting, including Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and regulations.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • ERP experience, including Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite etc.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Experience with DCAA and government contracts a plus.
  • Experience working for a high-growth manufacturing or aerospace research and development company.
  • Desire to learn and continue to grow through continuous training.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans. 
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.   

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