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Job Ref:  95328813
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Fairfax
27/10/2016 05:11
ID 2016-20935
Job Location USA - VA-Fairfax

Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 9/12/2016
Category Accounting/Finance

Responsibilities for this Position:

GDMS is seeking an Advanced Specialist to be part of its Financial Reporting team in our Fairfax, Virginia office. The Financial Reporting team reports to the GDMS Controller and seeks to be a strategic business partner within the organization. Financial Reporting plays a critical role at GDMS as one of the primary liaisons with the General Dynamics Corporate office. The position provides a unique opportunity for interaction with the Finance leadership team as well as the other functions across the GDMS business. The Advanced Specialist, Financial Reporting will be exposed to various aspects of the business and will influence decisions that impact the success of GDMS.

Responsibilities include:
  • Research technical accounting issues and implement newly-issued accounting literature and SEC rule-making across GDMS
  • Consult with GDMS financial management across the various lines of business on technical accounting questions
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of GDMS financial results to General Dynamics Corporate
  • Perform critical analysis of data from multiple lines of business / legal entities
  • Develop and implement recommendations to improve / streamline financial reporting processes
  • Prepare internal presentations on various accounting and finance topics for management
  • Assist with financial due diligence of potential acquisition targets and lead purchase accounting process for acquired companies, as needed
  • Various other special projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required, Master's degree in Accounting or Finance desirable
  • 3-5 years of experience in "Big 4" public accounting preferred or comparable relevant industry experience
  • Technical accounting knowledge particularly in the areas of revenue recognition, lease accounting, and purchase accounting
  • Knowledge of the Government contracting business model and industry practices and related technical accounting guidance preferred
  • Familiarity with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) financial reporting requirements for public companies
  • Detailed understanding of financial analysis, financial planning and financial reporting
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate across the organization and work with teams
  • Ability to work with minimal direction, set priorities and handle multiple tasks
  • Fully proficient in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with Oracle EBS and Hyperion Financial Management desirable

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 13,000 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. 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.
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