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R&D Accountant

Requisition ID:  99416
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Ventura County (3125)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East..

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.  Ensures the integrity of the accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Classifies, examines, and analyzes accounting records and prepares related financial reports and statements
  • Maintains general ledger and generates monthly financial statements
  • Participates 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
  • Maintains facility fixed asset records including property tax supporting documentation
  • Collects tax information and prepares sales tax returns
  • Performs annual company internal audits for finance and accounting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • 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: Post-Secondary Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation
Years Experience: 2-5 years of relevant experience

  • Thorough understanding of standard accounting concepts, practices and procedures
  • Experience in auditing or credentials, and proficient with Microsoft Office applications and database management tools
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience
  • 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 task to completion

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 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.

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.

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