Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Requisition ID: 43570

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Financial Reporting department. In the Senior Accountant role, you'll focus on participating in the preparation of internal and external financial reports including the financial reporting packages, benefit plan financial statements and 5500 reports, and incurred cost submission. As a valued member of the department, you'll be continually looking for ways to perform in the most efficient way your reporting while maintaining accuracy. We are looking for a team player who likes to go the extra mile.

Key Functions

  • Prepares detailed account analyses and reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts; Analyzes any outstanding issues
  • Performs various month and year end closing tasks, including preparing journal entries
  • Assists with preparation of corporate financial statement footnote schedules
  • Prepares benefit plan audited financial statements and 5500 reports
  • Assists with preparation of Incurred Cost Submission
  • Prepares property tax schedules
  • Prepares various benefit plan insurance payments and related reports
  • Assists with research on accounting issues and disclosure requirements
  • Writes or updates desk procedures for area of responsibility
  • Coordinates department projects as assigned
  • Works on special projects as needed
  • Interfaces with all level of management, internal and external auditors


Required Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting II
  • Three or more years of experience in Accounting, Finance or related field, with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or related field.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Experience working with ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle, People Soft) and MS Excel
  • Understanding of diverse accounting subject matter and reporting requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills

Required Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting III
  • Six or more years of experience in Accounting, Finance, or related field with a bachelors degree; or 4 or more years of progressive experience in Accounting, Finance or related field, with an MBA or advanced degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Experience working with ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle, People Soft) and MS Excel)
  • Understanding of diverse accounting subject matter and reporting requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills

  • CPA with public accounting experience or MBA
  • Demonstrated accounting ability in such areas as performing month-end close activities, preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and audit schedules
  • Experience preparing Incurred Cost Submission
  • Experience preparing benefit plan financial statements
  • Knowledge of government contracting regulations (FAR, CAS) and overhead rates
  • Experience writing accounting desk procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a keen understanding of deadlines

Transcript Requirement

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: No

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: Database, ERP, Oracle, Secret Clearance, Aerospace, Technology, Government, Aviation

Back to top