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Accountant - Defense Search  
Are you looking for a new career opportunity with an exciting Defense/Aerospace company?! Then we've got the right team for you! In this role, you're responsible for the duties listed below.  
Immediate opening for aAccountant in San Diego, CA who possesses:  
  • BS Accounting or Finance 
  • 3-5 years public accounting of experience
  • Experience with QAD/EAM and U.S. government contracting accounting (not required)  
  • Experience or fundamental understanding of ASC 606 
Email resumes to trent@defensesearchusa.com and call 858.376.5078 
FULL DESCRIPTION: Our client  is seeking an Accountant. You will play a key role in the accounting department performing month end close processes, reconciling financial accounts and maintaining financial data and documentation in accordance with U.S. GAAP. You must be detail oriented, able to prioritize and solve problems and possess strong organizational and communication skills. Enhancing cohesiveness and maintaining team morale is a responsibility of all our team members, as is the ambition for self-improvement and talent development. Through this dedication to unity and professional advancement, each team member is directly impacting the successful outcome of company deliverables and setting the tone for our core values of delivering excellence, pushing boundaries, and empowering people. 
The selected candidate will be responsible for:   
  • Interpreting and applying U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), government contract accounting and company policies and procedures in the completion of tasks.
  • Performing month-end accounting close tasks, including preparing financial entries and related analysis to properly account for prepaid and accrued expenses, inventory, fixed assets, leases, patents, and payroll.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and supporting schedules (e.g., cash, inventory, fixed assets, etc.).
  • Maintain the fixed asset subledger and related information such as physical locations, depreciation methods and lives.
  • Perform other related duties to support the month, quarter, and year-end accounting closes.
  • Maintain financial data and documentation in accordance with U.S. GAAP and government contract accounting and company policies and procedures.
  • Assist with documentation of company policies and procedures for accounting processes.
  • Prepare documentation to support financial, tax, government, and other compliance audits.
  • Assist with other ad-hoc projects or duties, including system updates, financial analysis, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Develops relationships with team members built on trust and respect
The selected candidate will also possess:  
  • 3 or more years of accounting experience working in public accounting or 5 or more years performing similar duties.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and its application and usage.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • CPA (or CPA candidate) and public accounting experience a plus.
  • Experience with QAD/EAM, system upgrades and U.S. government contract accounting a plus
  • Solid knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and its application.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion at all times.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills with an ability to effectively plan and prioritize, including taking initiative and meeting deadlines.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and efficient.
  • Strong problem-solving and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate to advanced Excel skills required.
  • Professional demeanor with a high degree of flexibility, strong process orientation and exercising good judgment.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative drive and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong initiative, proactive work ethic and prioritization skills.
  • Trustable judgement and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Effective execution and decision making.
  • Champion of change and promotes innovation.
Salary Range: $75-$100k/yr 
For immediate and confidential consideration, please email your resume to trent@defensesearchusa.com and call 858.376.5078 More information can be found at www.defensesearchusa.com