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Project 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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Date posted 08/02/2021 Job ID 32824BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Project 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 a Project/Accounts Receivable Accountant in our Accounting Department.


  • Under general supervision with regular review for accuracy, reviews contracts and prepares customer invoices for Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Fee, T&M and Progress Payment contracts in a government contracting (Aerospace/Defense and commercial) environment.
  • Records journal entries (revenue, billed and unbilled accounts receivable) and supports other month end close processes.
  • Ensures revenue recognition is in compliance with US GAAP and applicable company policies.
  • Completes project and account reconciliations.
  • Prepares and supports government final and quick close-out invoices.
  • Supports government and financial audits.
  • Coordinates and participates in the research and analysis of accounting and financial data.
  • Compiles data and prepares a variety of highly complex reports. May present findings to professional staff and/or management.
  • Provides excellent customer service and works closely with the Contracts and Finance departments.
  • Assures Company compliance with Financial Accounting Standards, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and disclosed Company practices.
  • Recommends improvements and/or changes to processing methods and techniques.
  • Contributes to and ensures the accuracy of accounting data, transactions, and reports.
  • Ensures accounting files and records are accurate and up to date.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
​​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.
  • Billing experience with Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Fee, T&M and Progress Payments in a government contracting environment.
  • Records journal entries and supports other month end close processes.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), cost accounting standards (CAS), and FAR.
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings
  • Must be able to organize, schedule, and coordinate work assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Must be customer service focused.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and strong working knowledge of Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work extended hours as required.
  • US citizenship is required.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided 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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