🧾 Senior Accountant – Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting


The journey to space starts with the engines.

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Our accounting team is growing and looking to add a Senior Accountant – Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting to the team. This is a hands-on role in a cutting-edge industry with lots of great exposure and the potential for upward mobility! You will have the ability to help build out our financial reporting process and provide insights to our leaders as we (quite literally) blast off into space! This position will report directly to the Director of Finance.


  • Assist with the timely preparation and review of SEC-compliant financial information
  • Produce financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Assist in the preparation of certain monthly corporate accounting entries such as stock-based compensation and ASC 606
  • Analyze impact and oversee implementation of ASC 842
  • Assist in evaluating accounting and financial reporting considerations for accounting topics including, but not limited to revenue, intangible assets, leasing, stock-based compensation, and business combinations
  • Collaborate with key business partners across the business including Legal, Sales, and Engineering to understand the accounting implications of new agreements or transactions
  • Draft technical accounting memorandums
  • Maintain process documentation and internal controls matrices

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in public accounting working with SEC registered companies
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and have an active CPA license
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements and regulations
  • Knowledge of technical accounting concepts in the following areas: revenue recognition, leasing, and stock-based compensation
  • Ability to research technical accounting matters and assist with the preparation of technical accounting memorandums and presentations
  • Detail oriented, strong documentation and organization skills
  • Experience with reviewing contracts and evaluating accounting implications
  • Strong excel skills including pivot tables and VLOOKUPs
  • Have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with high-growth companies in manufacturing and/or aerospace industries
  • IPO experience
  • Big 4 experience

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $85,000 - $140,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

No outside recruiters, please.

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Ursa Major
$85k - $140k
United States, Lafayette, CO
Posted 2 months ago
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