• Specialist, Cost Accounting

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Redmond, WA 98073

    Job #2392852189

  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at ~~~ for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

    This position will be in a hybrid work environment requiring the ability to be on-site a minimum of one day a week.

    We are seeking a Specialist, Project Cost Accounting. This position can be located in Sacramento, CA, Canoga Park, CA, Redmond, WA, West Palm Beach, FL or Huntsville, AL.

    This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.


    What we can offer you:

    Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (~~~)

    Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

    Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness

    Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

    Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program

    Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Using established procedures and working under minimal direction, the Specialist will:

    35% - Performs analysis on project costs including analysis of work-order variances and updating average costs as needed. Review of material cost transfers and processes project cost adjustments for labor, material and other direct costs. Responsible for cost analysis, metrics and reporting upstream to department leads and senior management.

    30% - Performs assigned financial close activities: Open and closing of Inventory and Project sub-ledgers, reviews sub-ledger transactions and exceptions, and oversees resolution of any exceptions. Updates burden and billing rates and reconciles burdened costs. Responsible for posting cost entries to general ledger accounts and for the preparation of more complex account reconciliations and analysis. Assist with preparation and analysis of contractual assets and liabilities.

    20% - Supports audit and regulatory requests, generates ad hoc analyses reports ensuring that all financial information is presented clearly, consistently, and on time.

    15% - Develops and maintains project cost processes and controls and if needed implements changes in the Oracle project cost module. Assists with special projects as needed.


    Requires a Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or a relevant business field and ten (10) years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience within manufacturing environment preferred.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Managed the integrity of Standard Cost and associated functions/accounting

    • Monitored production data for variances, adjustments, margin analysis, and more

    • Performed the daily and monthly accounting functions including accruals, adjustments, and reconciliations

    • Prepared daily rollups and execution of annual Standard Cost rolls, led inventory counts, calculated excess and obsolete provisions, and more

    • ERP - Oracle, JD Edwards, SYSPRO, MAS500, Lawson, AS400, Sage 500, MS Office

    • Knowledge of US GAAP

    Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

    Working Conditions:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

    Pay range for this position:

    83,000 - 123,000 per year

    Note about pay range:

    Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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    We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

    Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

    Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (~~~)

    Location US-CA-Sacramento | US-WA-Redmond | US-FL-Jupiter | US-AL-Huntsville | US-CA-Canoga Park | US-CA-Canoga Park

    Job ID 20766

    Zip 95813

    Category Accounting & Finance - Cost Accounting

    On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid

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