Northrop Grumman Technical Accounting Analyst in Falls Church, Virginia

This position will report to the Manager of Accounting Consultation and perform technical GAAP accounting research and other financial analysis as required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide on call technical accounting guidance to the sectors

  • Research and analyze new and proposed accounting pronouncements and application of existing pronouncements to complex business transactions

  • Conclude and provide guidance to the sectors on accounting for leases.

  • Assist in the Company's implementation of the new lease accounting standard, ASC 842

  • Draft white papers summarizing technical accounting issues, application of accounting guidance to the company, alternatives available and recommendations

  • Coordinate research findings and evaluation of alternatives with external auditors

  • Prepare presentations of accounting treatment with recommendations and present to senior finance management

  • Update Company accounting policies for new accounting pronouncements and other changes

  • Support management in the preparation of various presentations made to the members of the Audit Committee and Senior Management

  • Administrate the Company's accounting research and CPE license subscriptions

  • Prepare and present technical accounting training on a regular basis

  • Perform miscellaneous financial analysis as required

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years experience in accounting/finance

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Master's degree or CPA may be traded for 2 years of experience, master's degree and a CPA may be traded to a total of 3 years of experience

  • Public Accounting experience IF directly relevant may count for up to an additional year of experience for each year of relevant experience

Basic qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years experience in accounting/finance

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Master's degree or CPA may be traded for 2 years of experience, master's degree and a CPA may be traded to a total of 3 years of experience

  • Public Accounting experience IF directly relevant may count for up to an additional year of experience for each year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent Big 4 or recognized public accounting firm audit experience (minimum senior associate level)

  • Strong GAAP accounting proficiency and research experience

  • Basic computer and financial analysis skills, including use and understanding of spreadsheets

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good executive presence

  • Self-motivated, yet functions well in a team environment

  • Strong project management skills

  • Prior experience in Aerospace & defense industry

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