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General Ledger Accounting Analyst at Aerojet Rocketdyne - Sacramento Sacramento, CA

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas. Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Analyst, General Ledger (GL) Accounting for our Sacramento, CA office. This position reports to the Senior Manager, GL Accounting and will be part of the team responsible for providing rapid and high-quality financial information. This position works within tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including monthly general ledger, sub-ledger and overhead closings, balance sheet and income statement flux analysis and quarter and year-end audit preparation.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.


Working under general supervision:

50% - Performs professional accounting activities. Applies principles of accounting to prepare journal entries, reconcile balance sheet accounts and analyze financial information to ensure the accurate delivery of financial reports.

20% - Performs monthly reporting, variance analysis and ad hoc analyses, ensuring that all financial information is presented clearly, consistently, and on time.

15% - Prepares and provides support of audit requests for external, internal and DCAA audits.

15% - Special projects as assigned. Completes accounting and reporting ad hoc requests and research as requested by management. Recommends and performs process improvement activities, as appropriate.



Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and at least three (3) years of experience in general ledger accounting, account reconciliation, financial analysis and reporting (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Additional Requirements:

    Strong financial accounting and internal control background.

    Proficiency in Excel.

    Ability to prioritize and meet critical deadlines.

    Independent, self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.



Desired Qualifications:



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Knowledge of Oracle EBS.

    Professional certification, such as Certified Public Accountant.

    MBA or other advanced degree.

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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