Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Analyst, General Accounting (Senior Accountant)

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Job ID
    Accounting & Finance - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets.


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Analyst, General Accounting (Senior Accountant) for our Sacramento, CA office.


    This position reports to the Manager, General Accounting and contributes to the development, implementation and execution of plans in accordance with the Company's prepayment initiative in addition to performing a multitude of accounting and financial analysis activities that support the initiatives and goals of Shared Business Services Units: Payroll, A/P, A/R, Fixed Assets, and Business Systems.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction:


    40% - Performs all accounting tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly basis relating to the Aerojet Rocketdyne Prepayment processing and analysis, including recording, monitoring, reconciliation, and supplying metrics to upper management.


    30% - Performs monthly accounting activities such as journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analyses, and ad hoc analyses, ensuring that all financial data is presented clearly, accurately and with supporting documentation and that all deadlines are met. Prepares reports summarizing business and financial activities.


    20% - Assists with ad hoc projects of varying degrees of complexity focusing on process improvements that will maximize efficiencies while maintaining high levels of accuracy.  

    10% - Provides support of audit requests for external, internal and DCAA audits as needed.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related major with a minimum of six (6) years' experience in general ledger accounting, financial analysis and reporting, and account reconciliation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    US citizenship required. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Minimal travel may be required.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Ability to perform research and in-depth evaluation.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, ability to prioritize to meet critical deadlines, and focus on work product quality and accuracy.
    • Adherence to strict confidentiality.
    • Strong proficiency in Excel (Pivot Tables/Vlookups) and Microsoft Office products.
    • Independent, self-motivated individual with strong organization skills and attention to detail.
    • Good team player with ability to build strong working relationships.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a hands on approach to process improvement and effective problem resolution.
    • Experience with Oracle or other ERP systems and OBIEE is strongly desired.
    • Familiarity with various SBS Services functions: Payroll, A/P, A/R, Fixed Assets, Business Systems desired.
    • Experience with Government Accounting/Project Accounting and Procurement a plus.
    • CPA, MS or MBA a plus.


    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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