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Sr Advanced Accountant

General Dynamics Mission Systems
United States, Arizona, Scottsdale
October 03, 2022
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Certified Public Accountant designation is required.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced Accountant. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Develops, implements and/or maintains one or more accounting systems Journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Revenue Reconciliation, etc.
  • Reviews and interprets financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations
  • Balances books and prepares profit and loss, cash flow, income and balance sheet statements
  • Monitors and develops monthly reports of revenues and expenditures for projects
  • Provides record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions
  • May prepare federal, state and local reports and tax returns
  • May assist in the setup of processes and procedures that properly capture, track and report revenue, including deferred revenue, in accordance with the company revenue recognition policy
  • May generate revenue reports for internal and/or external use
  • May interpret reports and records for managers/stakeholders
  • May be involved in reviewing, tracking and maintaining billing information in the financial systems, ensuring accuracy and compliance with U.S. GAAP and other accounting regulations
  • Supports accounting in one of the following areas: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable/Cash Application, Accounts Payable, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Customer Billing, Travel and Expense Management, Tax, Treasury or Financial
  • Systems. Interprets data, prepares and analyzes reports
  • Recommends and implements process recommendations
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
  • Is a subject matter expert (SME) in at least one discipline/field and possesses working knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)


  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Some barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., dept./peer review)
  • Level at which career may plateau
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • May provide work direction to other employees; lacks authority to discipline or reward
  • Strong knowledge of accounting practices including US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Sarbanes-Oxley Act preferred
  • Strong financial analysis skills including ability to analyze data and reconcile financial accounts
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of accounting software applications such as MS Excel, Hyperion Essbase, Oracle
  • Strong knowledge of financial report preparation
  • Provides guidance as subject matter expert to other company personnel
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Time-management skills
  • High performance attributes
  • Ability to collaborate with others effectively
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly
  • Handles moderately complex assignments and multiple projects at once
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little to no direction



Target salary range: USD $99,800.00/Yr. - USD $108,000.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran