• Accountant, Sr.

    AeroVironment Remote, CA

    Job #2170355964

  • Worker Type


    Job Description


    The Senior Accountant develops, implements and/or maintains one or more accounting systems: Journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Revenue Reconciliation, etc. In this individual contributor role, the Senior Accountant is responsible for preparation of monthly/quarterly consolidated financial statements and reports in addition to the below duties.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Performs ad hoc analysis for explanatory text required for reports and statements

    • Coordinates preparation of monthly financial package and reviews for accuracy

    • Actively participates in monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close process. Supports internal and external auditors' requests and inquiries

    • Prepares various journal entries as needed and prepare various general ledger account reconciliations

    • Prepares and pay various state sales tax filings

    • Works cross-functionally with other departments to resolve discrepancies in account balances

    • May assist in the setup of processes and procedures that properly capture, track and report revenue, including deferred revenue, in accordance with the company revenue recognition process

    • Performs necessary functions to ensure compliance with SOX and Internal Controls over relevant processes

    • Participates in monthly financial meetings for discussion and review of monthly financial reports

    • May supervise the activities of others (Team Lead)

    • Other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance is required or equivalent combination of experience and education

    • 12 - 15 years of related accounting/finance work experience

    • Experienced preparing consolidated financial statements, including statement of cash flows

    • Experienced with equity-based compensation and reporting

    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, including advanced Excel skills

    • Demonstrated problem-solving, mathematical, analytical, time management, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

    Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

    • Master's degree or Certified Public Account (CPA) with public accounting experience is preferred

    • Experience utilizing Oracle ERP System is highly preferred

    • Experience in Government accounting and DCAA/DCMA audit experience is preferred

    • Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative

    • Demonstrates competency in working on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or date requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

    • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments

    • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

    • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

    • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

    • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company and effective ways

    • Consistently demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

    • Required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

    COVID Vaccine Statement

    AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: ~~~ .

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    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.


    At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.

    Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.