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Senior Principal Cost Accountant/Staff Cost Accountant

Requisition ID: R10078132

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Cost Accountant/Staff Cost Accountant to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will support Strategic Space Systems Division’s (SSSD) Business Management accounting and Global Supply Chain operations and compliance of several key business processes.

Essential Functions:

Apply and analyze material accounting principles on processes, practices and procedures relative to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

Play a central role in audit activities supporting continued approved status of SSSD Business Systems in both open and restricted environments; this will include Material Management Accounting System (MMAS), Purchasing System, Incurred Cost, and various internal audits

Interact with federal regulatory agencies and internal personnel while investigating and resolving regulatory compliance issues

Ensure that costs are allocated according to established procedures; work closely with Cost Estimating on Material SEEF tasks

Leverage subject matter expertise into training and guidance to associated stakeholders

Lead improvement and corrective actions both in the open and restricted environments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 4: Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of Cost, Accounting, and/or Finance experience, or a Master’s degree with 8 years of stated experience

  • Level 5: Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years of Cost, Accounting, and/or Finance experience, or a Master’s degree with 13+ years of stated experience

  • Experience performing and supporting audit activities

  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearances (TS or SSBI/SCI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Organization, Attention to detail and leadership characteristics

  • Experience with cost accounting and/or material management on aerospace programs

  • Operational experience with SAP in Aerospace or Space Systems production environment

  • Strong communication and written skills

  • Experience working and collaborating with DCAA/DCMA

  • Active Top Secret or SSBI/SCI security clearance (DOD or SSBI/SCI)


Salary Range: $94,500 USD - $141,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,200 USD - $175,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.