Staff Accountant in Portland at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/3/2021

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Job Description

Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, designs, manufactures, and integrates hardware and software systems that enable rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizard-based, IQ-Core Software simplifies setup and enables management of these complex deployed networks by users with limited training. Our systems are used in mission-critical environments including military and disaster recovery - that demand the highest possible levels of quality.

PacStar is a leading provider of integrated solutions for advanced communication systems worldwide. Innovation, creativity and quality is built into our DNA and we offer a rewarding environment in which our employees can thrive. PacStar is currently seeking a talented Senior Accountant to join our Accounting team.

The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for many cross-functional accounting areas at PacStar. This position requires a high level of accounting knowledge specific to inventory costing, controls and analysis, sales order processing and overall general accounting functions. This is a senior-level role within the accounting team that will be expected to have a working knowledge of full-cycle accounting operations, GL reconciliations, sub-ledger functions and US GAAP. This position requires someone with a high attention to detail, an effective cross-functional team player that is able to manage within timelines in a dynamic work environment. PacStar is a rapidly-growing organization and over time this position will be responsible for expanding areas and needs within the accounting team.

Your Challenge:

  • Accurate and timely sales order processing (quote to cash) and accounting
  • All inventory accounting functions, including costing, OH absorption, sub-ledger reconciliations, physical inventory reconciliations, BOM build-up reviews and analysis reporting
  • GL and sub-ledger account reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries and accruals/adjustments for period-end closing
  • Assist with revenue forecasting, deferred revenue analysis and revenue recognition analysis
  • Assist with internal audit and tax preparation work papers and analysis
  • Perform Ad-hoc reporting and analysis, as needed
  • Identify and implement opportunities to streamline processes and enhance internal controls
  • Other duties as assigned

Your expertise:

  • College degree with a BS in Accounting/Finance in a manufacturing environment
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in Accounting
  • Strong/current knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of sales order processing (quote to cash)
  • Demonstrated track record of strong manufacturing/inventory accounting analysis
  • Requires ability to problem solve independently
  • Strong ability to work in a dynamic cross-functional environment
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail and quality orientation a must
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Experience in inventory costing and absorption
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with Sage, Avalara, SAP, Concur and Crystal Reporting a plus

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-RT1

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