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Accountant

Requisition ID:  65411
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Portland (3500)
Location: 

Milwaukie, OR, United States, 97222

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Accountant provides expertise in performing a variety of complex accounting activities for the financial statements including the balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, income statement and statement of cash flows.  The Accountant will ensure the integrity of the accounting records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Maintain general ledger and generate monthly financial statements 
  • Classify, examine, and analyze accounting records and prepare related financial reports and statements 
  • Participate in the monthly close process by generating various journal entries, preparing required reconciliations, and analytically reviewing specific general ledger accounts for accuracy and proper valuation
  • Maintain fixed asset ledger, including construction in progress and evaluating/processing incoming capital expenditure request approvals
  • Prepare annual Oregon industrial property tax returns
  • Prepare and review non-labor spending reports
  • Assist in AR and/or AP escalations as needed
  • Assist in internal and external audits for finance and accounting
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Other responsibilities as assigned including sales proposals, annual physical inventory, etc.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required
Years’ Experience: 2-5 years of relevant experience in general accounting (GL, AP or AR) or cost accounting preferably in manufacturing environment
Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of standard accounting concepts, practices and procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and database management tools
  • Experience with ERP system modules; SAP working experience preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience
  • Manufacturing cost accounting experience highly preferred
  • Experience with government contracting preferred
  • Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills to evaluate financial results, projections and data mining
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explains complex information to others in straightforward situations; excellent interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or HRISon@meggitt.com.

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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