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Project Accountant

Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project/Accounts Receivable Accountant in our Accounting Department located with our Torrey Pines, CA team.


  • Under general supervision with regular review for accuracy, reviews contracts and prepares customer invoices for Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Fee, T&M and Progress Payment contracts in a government contracting (Aerospace/Defense and commercial) environment.
  • Records journal entries (revenue, billed and unbilled accounts receivable) and supports other month end close processes.
  • Ensures revenue recognition is in compliance with US GAAP and applicable company policies.
  • Completes project and account reconciliations.
  • Prepares and supports government final and quick close-out invoices.
  • Supports government and financial audits.
  • Coordinates and participates in the research and analysis of accounting and financial data.
  • Compiles data and prepares a variety of highly complex reports. May present findings to professional staff and/or management.
  • Provides excellent customer service and works closely with the Contracts and Finance departments.
  • Assures Company compliance with Financial Accounting Standards, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and disclosed Company practices.
  • Recommends improvements and/or changes to processing methods and techniques.
  • Contributes to and ensures the accuracy of accounting data, transactions, and reports.
  • Ensures accounting files and records are accurate and up to date.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply
    Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, finance or related discipline along with six or more years of progressive experience in accounting with a bachelor's degree or four or more years of experience with a master's degree. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Billing experience with Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Fee, T&M and Progress Payments in a government contracting environment.
  • Records journal entries and supports other month end close processes.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), cost accounting standards (CAS), and FAR.
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings
  • Must be able to organize, schedule, and coordinate work assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Must be customer service focused.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and strong working knowledge of Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work extended hours as required.
  • US citizenship is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Encinitas , Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Encinitas, California

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