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Accounts Payable Accountant

San Diego, California

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Corporate positions help our company operate at it's maximum potential while providing the best service to all customers. Our corporate teams maintain a high level of collaboration across multiple departments and teams. Corporate roles include Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology Services (ITS), Accounting & Finance, and Contracts & Procurement.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Problem Solver
  • Team Player
  • Versatile

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Date posted 08/16/2021 Job ID 32987BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Accounts Payable Accountant City San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an AP Accountant to join our team at our Torrey Pines, CA location.


  • Performs specific Accounts Payable accounting activities through the input of accounting transactions and the monitoring, coordinating, and summarizing of accounting results.
  • Calculates and prepares monthly Accounts Payable accruals, journal entries, account reconciliations and metrics.
  • Supports month end close processes.
  • Determines propriety of Accounts Payable accounting entries associated with projects, accounts, and trial balances in accordance with financial policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Supports government and financial audits.
  • Contributes to and ensures the accuracy of accounting data, transactions and reports.
  • Maintains an awareness of the financial activities within the assigned areas of responsibility to ensure smooth operations and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Applies general knowledge of accounting/financial policies and procedures when responding to specific questions and non-routine problem resolution.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality to all information.
  • Ensures accounting files and records are accurate.
  • Utilizes MS Office Suite, SAP, and other applications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
​​We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting or a related discipline and three or more years of progressive experience in accounting with a bachelor's degree, or at least one year of experience with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Experience working in Accounts Payable is strongly preferred.
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in a government contract environment is strongly preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to apply concepts and principles of accounting to develop solutions to a variety or problems along with computer literacy and knowledge of operations and applications pertinent to the field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities that enable effective interface with different company functions.
  • Must be customer service focused.
  • Able to work extended hours as required.
  • US citizenship is required.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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“General Atomics is a company that has provided amazing career opportunities. There is no limit to where you can go in this company.”
– Shalena, Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist
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“I consider myself an effective leader and manager who also cares about his team. I strive to support my team so they can ensure we are taking care of our customers.”
– Uriah, Project Manager

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