Cost Accountant
at Ultra Electronics

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Description

Job Description:
Perform a combination of cost accounting tasks on USSI's production and engineering contracts and provide general accounting support at month end closings.  Analyze material, labor, and overhead cost variances.  Provide oversight, analysis, and reporting of company inventory.  Preparation of bids and proposals for Firm Fixed and Cost Plus programs.  Preparation of contract costs estimate at completes (EAC).  Preparation of monthly journal entries, analysis of invoicing, reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts, assignment of account coding and approval of expenditures.  This position reports to the Cost Accounting Manager.
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. 
  • 2+ years accounting experience. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel. 
  • This position requires either a US Person or a non-US Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in an engineering and manufacturing environment preferred. 
  • Familiarity with ERP systems. 
  • Willing to dive in and learn complex software systems.
  • Detail oriented: focus on accuracy; self-motivate.
  • Good problem solver with ability to identity root cause of problem.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams with multiple priorities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and good time management.
  • MBA, CPA, or CMA desired but not mandatory.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
USSI is a trusted supplier of active and passive sonobuoys; advanced autonomous sensor systems; acoustic hailing and voice projection equipment.
Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group.  Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.
We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.
 
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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Job Requirements

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. 
  • 2+ years accounting experience. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel. 
  • This position requires either a US Person or a non-US Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in an engineering and manufacturing environment preferred. 
  • Familiarity with ERP systems. 
  • Willing to dive in and learn complex software systems.
  • Detail oriented: focus on accuracy; self-motivate.
  • Good problem solver with ability to identity root cause of problem.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams with multiple priorities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and good time management.
  • MBA, CPA, or CMA desired but not mandatory.

Job Snapshot

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Ultra has established an excellent track record of winning new business worldwide and delivering customer satisfaction through the successful execution of contracts, despite the challenges of international competition. This success has only been possible by all involved in the business working together to meet our customers’ needs in an efficient and innovative manner.

The success which Ultra achieves in innovating to meet customer needs is based on the broad range of skills and capabilities of the Group’s employees. Ultra understands this and recognizes that the Group’s ‘right’ people are its most important asset. Ultra strives for an efficient organization with engaged and competent people.

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