Maxar is seeking a Senior Accountant – General Ledger. In this role, you will provide support for the General Ledger across different functional areas such as cash, AR, inventory as well as support for daily and monthly accounting functions. It’s an exciting opportunity to wear many hats across the GL. Position and majority of the team is based in our Palo Alto, CA office, but this position can be 100% remote in the US for the right candidate.
Own the cash desk for Maxar Space. Cash desk includes recording deposits and withdrawals, interfacing with Treasury and performing account reconciliations.
Process AR/billings on a monthly/quarterly cadence.
Work on special projects for automations and systems reporting utilizing programs such as Alteryx or Tableau.
Assist in requests for support by both our internal and external auditors.
Produce and input various journal entries into Financial Systems.
Assist in analyzing and reviewing general ledger accounts through preparation of monthly reconciliations,
Perform a variety of routine accounting duties such as gathering and compiling accounting data for financial statements and other reports.
Work closely with various departments to gather data used for invoice classification
Produce and input various journal entries into Financial Systems (e.g. Oracle 11i and IFS).
Provide and receive support to/from other Accounting / Finance team members, as needed.
Work closely with various departments to gather data used for analysis and forecasting including Supply Chain, Legal, and Corporate
Critically review reports and logs received for inconsistencies and/or errors
Prepare various deliverables to support the preparation of the financial statements and/or quarterly reporting
Assist with any other ad hoc projects, analysis or analytics as needed
Identify opportunities to improve processes and minimize inefficiencies by coordinating with counterparts at other company segments
Execute procedures in accordance with company policies
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related discipline. (4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.)
Minimum 3-5 years of relevant accounting work experience
Prior experience in various aspects of the GL ranging from manual accruals to AR to cash.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must have excellent communication skills and be able to multitask.
Must have the ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from supervisor to accomplish duties.
Has demonstrated attention to detail and good-record-keeping skills
Must be a strong Microsoft Excel user and proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office365 tools.
CPA license (inactive status is acceptable)
Adherence to concepts of teamwork, cooperation, self-control, and flexibility to get work done
Demonstrated independence and self-motivation to solve problems and work productively
Prioritizes workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
Ability to maintain good rapport with vendors, consultants, and employees in other functional areas
Experience working in medium or large ERP systems preferred (not required) – SAP experience a plus!
Good understanding of US GAAP
As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.
Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.