Technical Accounting Manager

Cedar park TX, Cedar Park TX, US

Full Time

15 days ago

Job description


As an end-to-end space transportation company, Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to enable our world to launch, land, and operate in space – anywhere, anytime. Our launch vehicles, lunar landers, and orbital vehicles provide government and commercial customers with full mission services from low Earth orbit to the surface of the Moon and beyond. Headquartered in north Austin, Texas, Firefly is looking for passionate, hardworking innovators to join our team and help fuel our successful trajectory into space.


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Technical Accounting Manager to join our dynamic accounting team. The successful candidate will play a key role in providing guidance on technical accounting matters, researching accounting issues, and implementing accounting policies and procedures to ensure accuracy and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing guidance and preparing memos on complex accounting issues related to the industry, including revenue recognition, asset impairment, asset acquisitions, business combinations, and lease accounting.
  • Staying updated on new accounting pronouncements and regulations, assessing their impact on financial reporting, and implementing necessary changes accordingly.
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures.
  • Conducting research and analysis to support accounting treatment decisions and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). • Review financial statements and disclosures to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide training and educational resources to finance and accounting teams on accounting standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting to safeguard company assets and ensure the integrity of financial information.
  • Identifying opportunities for process optimization and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial reporting and accounting operations.
  • Supporting the audit process in support of the respective controller(s).
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams, including finance, legal, operations, and tax, to address accounting and reporting considerations for business transactions and initiatives.
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of monthly and annual financial statements, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with requirements.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Accounting.
  • CPA certification required.
  • 4 years of recent technical accounting experience.
  • Big Four public accounting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP (business combinations, revenue recognition, lease accounting is a plus), SEC reporting requirements is a plus, and other relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and ability to interpret complex accounting guidance and financial data.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate technical concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Have a proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Experience working with ERP systems and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other financial software applications is preferred.

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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