Zodiac Aerospace Senior Cost Accountant - EM (Marysville, WA) in MARYSVILLE, Washington

Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran Aerospace company, is a fast-paced, widely diverse and pro-active aerospace material manufacturer with its Engineered Materials Division located in Marysville, WA and Newport, WA. Our Company thrives on the initiative, sound judgment and integrity of the employees. Zodiac Aerospace provides raw materials used for structural and interior composite components to aerospace customers worldwide and is adding staff to meet the current market demands. Our values of quality, flexibility, and on time delivery have made us a world class organization that is prepared to meet the high standards set by the aerospace industry.

The Engineered Materials location of the Zodiac Aerospace, located in Marysville, WA is recruiting for a Senior Cost Accountant. The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for providing financial and administrative support to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations for the company. This individual performs the day-to-day processing of all transactions to ensure that company finances are maintained in an effective and timely manner; processes periodic management accounting reporting; analyzes daily business system transactions to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles; and provides administrative support in order to ensure effective and efficient department operations. This position performs other duties as required by managers.

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Responsible for the day- to-day general ledger accounting and reconciliation, financial reporting and analysis

  • Responsible for month-end, quarter-end and year-end close procedures including preparation and/or review of journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation

  • Work with team to ensure that AP, billing, cash collections and payments are completed in a timely manner and properly reconciled to the general ledger; and early identification and resolution of potential issues

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and keeping up with new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions; recommending new procedures

  • Analyze financial results including comparison of actual versus budget, forecast and prior periods

  • Monitor and analyze the activities of junior staff accountants to develop more efficient procedures, use of resources, and adherence to deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy

  • Investigate variances and advise management on corrective actions

  • Prepare various corporate financial reports (P&L, balance sheet, statement of cash flow, working capital requirements, backlog & sales, consolidation package, budgets, etc.)

  • Prepare cash flow forecasts

  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures

  • Reconcile and report Inter/Intra company balances

  • Prepare bank reconciliations and monitor bank activity, recording necessary journal entries

  • Assist with payroll functions

  • Provides advice and training for less experienced Accountants and resolves escalated issues, as needed

  • Take part in yearly audit preparation and actions

  • Assist with corporate tax filings (employment, property, sales/use taxes)

  • Works with the IT team on system enhancement assessment, testing or resolution of production issues

  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from controller and executive management in a timely manner

  • Participate in special projects, ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed

  • Some travel to other facilities may be required

  • May be required to work overtime or irregular hours

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience in a related field required

  • 5 – 10 years of experience working in a similar role preferred

  • Experience in business, managing processes, financial planning and strategy, accounting, legal compliance, corporate finance, and tacking job costs preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and general accounting structure, policies and procedures required

  • Strong understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance preferred

  • Proficient PC skills and a working knowledge of ERP and accounting software systems required

  • Proficient use of MS Office products, with advanced analytical skills in Excel required

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results required

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills are required.

  • Ability to efficiently resolve problems required

  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks required

  • Ability to handle periods of increased workloads and deadlines required

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction required, as well as collaboratively in a team environment required

  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when making decisions on behalf of the company required

Zodiac Aerospace requires a criminal background check and drug screen to be completed and passed for all positions.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. We are an ITAR regulated facility.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement:

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

We will consider all applications without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage minority, female and disabled individuals, as well as veterans to apply for our open positions. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or are limited in your ability to use or access our application process as the result of your disability. To request accommodation, please contact the HR Department at 360-653-2600.