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Northrop Grumman Staff Government Accountant in Northridge, California

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Northridge, CA , is currently seeking a Staff Government Accountant to join our dynamic, talented team.

In this position, the selected candidate applies and analyzes accounting principles on contracts, costs, processes, practices and procedures with Federal Acquisition Regulations - FAR - and Cost Accounting Standards - CAS - interpretations. Ensures continued approved status of major business processes and systems required to do business with US Government. Interacts with federal regulatory agencies and internal personnel while investigating and resolving US and foreign government procurement regulatory compliance issues. Prepares reports of findings and recommendations to management. May negotiate rate agreements, provide government regulatory accounting training to company personnel and evaluate company practices for compliance to regulations.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Developing, negotiating and monitoring forward pricing rates and analyzing both direct and indirect rates, to include:

o Preparing and submitting the Forward Pricing Rate Proposal.

o Working with Division/Sector budget analysts to obtain updated corporate fringe, insurance and other allocation estimates.

o Preparing the annual government Incurred Cost Submission (ICS) and support reviews with Senior Business and Finance Leaders Monitor indirect rates throughout the year and assess impact on contracts.

o Preparing and submitting the 1921-3 report.

o Serving as point of contact for DCAA/DCMA and/or Contract Audits.

o Creating, tracking, maintaining, performing analytics and supporting indirect bidding rates, direct labor rates, and communicate internally and externally.

o Managing rates (provisional billing, target) in Costpoint based on internal/external communications.

o Proposing disclosure statement revisions as needed and preparing cost impact analyses and/or gross dollar magnitudes (GDMs) for potential changes in cost accounting practices, if necessary.

o Maintaining the Business Unit TINA Disclosure Memo.

o Supporting employees with the interpretation and application of FAR, DFARs and CAS as well as any other specific agency regulations.

• Planning and coordinating independent monitoring and reviews of business systems in accordance with applicable regulations, laws, and professional standards to ensure continued approved status of major business processes and systems required to do business with US Government, to include:

o Leading reviews of internal controls and related DFARS Business Systems to promote compliance with applicable regulations.

o Preparing and conducting business system risk assessment and provides guidance to adequately mitigate risks.

o Collaborating with management and Business System owners in documenting processes and assists with the creation of robust management monitoring activities.

o Based on analyses, developing recommendations for corrective action(s) and specifies new reports for production from the company's business systems.

o Analyzing and responding to regulatory questions from internal and external sources by interpreting Company policy, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) guidance, and applicable governmental regulations.

o Participates in the development and modification of accounting/financial policies, procedures, internal controls and practices to ensure the accounting/finance and cost control activities are successfully implemented and meet overall business objectives and required regulatory standards.

o Supports compliance monitoring activities (e.g. self-assessments, internal audits, external audits).

o Provides guidance on issues of compliance with government rules, regulation and oversight.

o Evaluate system self-governance/monitoring, training, instructions and/or practices, as necessary.

o Interacting with management, analyzing and planning accounting treatments while considering the overall company objectives.

o Researching complex technical issues and serves in an advisory role.

• Coordinating with and providing leadership to internal customers for audit responses on Incurred Costs, CAS audits, TiN audits, FPRP and Adhoc audits.

• Maintaining strong, positive working relationships with DCAA & DCMA.

• Assisting with Business Unit travel deviation reviews and approvals as needed.

• Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.

Some relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for this position.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management (or a related field) from an accredited institution with 15+ years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree in a business field with 13+ years of related professional experience.

• Ability to obtain a US DoD security clearance; US citizenship is required.

• General application of Government Accounting and Business System concepts, and principles.

• Experience with monthly variance reporting comparing actual base, costs, and rates to proposed base, costs, and rates.

• Experience completing the ICE model.

• Experience in preparation of an FPRP (Forward Pricing Rate Proposal).

• Experience in creating and maintaining Disclosure Statements.

• Experience with FAR/DFARS & CAS and Contractor Business Systems audits.

• Aerospace and defense industry experience.

• Experience in processing, capturing, recording and summarizing financial/cost transactions.

• Effective oral and written communication/presentation skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

• Experience working with DCAA & DCMA auditors.

• Experience with the DFARS Business Systems, particularly EVMS, MMAS and Estimating.

• Experience using DELTEK CostPoint and COGNOS TM1Accounting.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

• Experience working with government auditors and managing RFI workflow.

Preferred Qualifications:

• An advanced degree in a relevant field (MBA, etc.)

• Broad experience as a Government Accounting/Compliance analyst in the defense industry

• Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

• Strong knowledge of CAS

• Experience with multiple contract types

• Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Business Management