BAE Systems Principal Accountant in York, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Possesses in-depth accounting experience and uses professional concepts to lead one or more accounting functions and/or independently performs accounting duties in support of a program, department, or the line of business. Collects, analyzes, and forecasts accounting information to develop accounting plans and measure performance. Provides accurate reporting of accounting data in compliance with corporate and government regulations. Provides guidance to internal and external personnel.

Performs highly complex and in-depth accounting tasks and provides specialized analysis in the Accounts Receivable functional area. Develops and recommends complex accounting systems, methods, procedures and controls. Applies advanced understanding of accounting principles and industry standards in the analysis of financial data. Output is used by business unit management in the preparation of critical financial data that impacts the company. Develops and/or modifies major policies and procedures for financial reporting. Evaluates complex multiple source data applying financial and accounting principles and techniques, industry, business, professional, government and company standards. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications. Advises management on new developments and programs. May direct the work of less senior personnel and consultants. Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies. Shares responsibility of self-development with supervisor.

In addition to the above, the candidate will be directly responsible for the following:

  • Ability/availability to dedicate significant time at month end to ensure financial information is submitted timely and accurately.

  • Responsible for leading, coordinating, and interfacing with DCAA and internal auditors.

  • Provides significant input and analytical feedback to management pertaining to critical decisions/issues.

  • Provides guidance to co-workers and external personnel regularly.

  • Select cost plus CLINs for weekly billings.

  • Reviews complex cost plus, time and material, and progress payment invoices prior to submittal.

  • Coordinates weekly reconciliation process, creates and submits weekly voucher CD to DCAA.

  • Conducts CLIN reconciliations as required.

  • Coordinates and prepares as necessary Schedules I and K of the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS) and reviews with Accounts Receivable manager prior to submission to Government Compliance.

  • Coordinate and review monthly Accounts Receivable metrics.

  • Oversees Account Receivable contract closeout activity.

  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of Cost Plus final rate billings

  • Coordinates and oversees Account Receivable contract closeout activity to include in-depth research of prior billings and payments, thorough final voucher and MOCAS reconciliation, and comprehensive contract and customer support.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Required education: Bachelor Degree plus 6 years of relevant experience.

  • Required Computer Skills: Intermediate to advance Microsoft Excel skills. Intermediate Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills

  • Required ERP Skills: Oracle Accounts Receivable module experience, to include billing and project setup.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Good planning, time management and organization skills.

  • Sound interpersonal skills used when interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with Company personnel, customers, and suppliers.

  • Advanced ability to use Excel software to prepare appropriate reports.

  • Advanced Oracle knowledge

  • Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Ability to develop/demonstrate research and presentation skills.

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Strong working knowledge of accounting systems, generally accepted accounting principles, international accounting standards, computer systems, and advanced knowledge of general and cost accounting principles, auditing principles, and tax.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Principal Accountant


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