General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Accounting Specialist - Contract Close Out in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17342BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Accounting Specialist - Contract Close Out

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Contract Closeout Specialist to join the Accounting division of our Finance and Administration group at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems located in Poway, Ca. This position, with limited supervision is responsible for performing final reconciliation and invoicing for contract closeouts and other accounting support tasks in an Accounts Receivable (AR) department.


  • Performs complex review of contracts and performs complex government billing and support tasks in an Accounts Receivable department.

  • Prepares analysis of inception to date contract costs and prepares final invoices into government payment systems (SAP).

  • Reviews contracts and contract briefs to ensure invoice compliance with contract.

  • Coordinates and participates in the research and analysis of accounting and financial data.

  • Provides monthly analysis of contract closeout progress and schedule to complete.

  • Updates and maintains invoice reconciliations, accounting journals, ledgers, and other records detailing accounts receivable financial business.

  • Performs analysis and reporting for assigned projects and/or programs.

  • Ensures compliance with departmental and company policies and procedures.

  • Verifies accuracy of accounting documents or records.

  • Ensures accounting files and records are accurate and up to date.

  • Compiles data and prepares a variety of highly complex reports. May present findings to professional staff and/or management.

  • Provides resolutions to discrepancies and investigates questionable data.

  • Interfaces frequently with outside representatives, government personnel and/or senior level internal contacts.

  • Recommends improvements and/or changes to processing methods and techniques.

  • May act as primary contact for inquiries from internal and external representatives.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma and six or more years of progressive experience in an accounting department or a related field. May substitute additional experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have strong knowledge of computer operations and applications and proficiency with spreadsheets.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of difficult problems.

  • Must have good communication, computer, documentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and capable of effectively interacting with professional staff.

  • Knowledge of MS Office with strong working knowledge of excel.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and capable of effectively interacting with professional staff.

  • Knowledge/experience with ERP business systems is desired (SAP preferable).

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Prior billing experience with Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Fee, T&M and Progress Payments in government contracting environment desired.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.