Accounting Manager

United States-Missouri-Saint Charles, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems Cutting Edge Optronics Business Unit is seeking a highly motivated Accounting Manager to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This role will be onsite in Saint Charles, MO and will lead a team of two accountants. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to handle multiple assignments.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Accounting Functions of General Ledger, AR, AP, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Tax
  • Supervise a staff of two accountants
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closes, including assigned journal entries, accruals, and overall maintenance of general-ledger accounts
  • Prepare financial reports and verify accuracy of the data
  • Review travel & expense (T&E) reports and weekly AP check runs
  • Review bi-weekly Payroll
  • Manage intercompany billings and allocations
  • Provide accounting guidance to functional departments
  • Review and oversee ERP user access & internal controls
  • Research of GAAP and tax law changes and financial impacts
  • Responsible for the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and process efficiencies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of general accounting experience – OR – Master’s degree with 4+ years of general accounting experience
  • Will consider an additional 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree
  • General ledger or fixed asset experience
  • Experience with MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or MBA
  • CPA or CMA certification
  • Accounts Payable (A/P) or Accounts Receivable (A/R) experience
  • Payroll experience
  • Tax experience
  • ERP experience, such as Visual Manufacturing

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems division, Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading provider of high-power laser diode arrays, high power pump modules and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer capable of supplying unmounted diode bars, packaged laser diodes, DPSS modules, laser diode drivers and complete DPSS laser systems. Our diode laser-based products have become industry standards and are used in a wide variety of commercial and military applications. 


Learn more about Cutting Edge Optronics at our website:

Salary Range: $95,000.00 - $142,600.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.
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