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Sr. Cost Accountant

Requisition ID:  106431
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Ventura County (3125)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

About Meggitt:

  • Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense, and energy markets. Some 11,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.
  • Meggitt’s civil aerospace presence covers large commercial transports, regional aircraft, business jets, helicopters, and general aviation. Its defense markets cover all military aircraft types, land systems, naval platforms and aerial, land-based and marine threat simulation training and weapons systems development. The firearms element of this capability extends into law enforcement and security organizations.
  • The group’s growing presence in energy is driven by our core fluid controls, heat management, and sensing and monitoring capabilities, many of which are deployed to help reduce the maintenance costs, fuel consumption and carbon emissions of industrial gas and steam turbines.
  • Meggitt Tucson is part of the Power and Motion group. The company is well known in its markets and provides specialist, bespoke energy storage and aero cameras across aviation markets. A blue-chip customer base includes the Gulfstream, Bombardier, Boeing, and Airbus. 
  • The company, which is undergoing an exciting period in its history requires an ambitious, strong finance leader, with the ability to motivate and lead teams across all functions.

Job Designation

The Senior Accountant analyzes the financial statements and prepares reports and recommendations to management. Generates, forecasts and analyzes trends in sales, finance and other areas of business to assist the organization's financial planning. Ensures financial business processes are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Analyzes Meggitt's financial statements and prepares reports and makes recommendations to management.
  •  Ensures financial business processes are in compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Generates, forecasts and analyzes trends in sales, finance and other areas of business to assist in financial planning.
  • 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.
  • Performs annual internal audits, identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls and recommends improvements.
  • Confirms that book closings are accomplished within an acceptable time schedule.
  • Prepares monthly forecast and bridge analysis for the P&L.
  • Analyzes reports and/or corrects multiplicity accounting fluctuations to ensure proper decision making.
  • 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 of Experience:  5-7 years of relevant experience.


  • Thorough understanding and experience in financial accounting and control processes, while ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles.
  • Strong attention to detail, good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize with changing situations.
  • Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills to evaluate financial results.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explains complex information to others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools.


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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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