Senior Principal Cost Accountant

Requisition ID: 21000142

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what’s possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000 team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career. Enterprise Services (ES) Material Accounting is seeking a Senior Principal Cost Accountant knowledgeable in Financial & Material Accounting functions and activities.
  • Serve as lead for Material Accounting in providing direction and guidance to team members
  • Serve as lead Material Accountant in representing Material Accounting and interfacing with consultants, customers related to ERP programs and process
  • Serve as lead Material Accountant for audit requests and interfacing with auditors, compliance and process owners
  • This position will interact with various sectors, divisions and technical staff to solve inventory issues.
  • Utilize SAP/BW to perform material costing functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies and procedures, disclosure statements, and government regulations
  • Perform complex analysis and make recommendations in support of sector inventory issues
  • Perform complex functions such as MRP system data maintenance, cost and inventory analysis
  • Provide Material Accounting support for restricted areas
  • Represent Material Accounting in non-recurring initiatives 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business or related field and 10 years’ related experience; or a Master’s degree with 8 years related experience
  • Understanding of financial statements
  • Knowledge of process controls, business functions, material management and cost transaction systems
  • Experience with SharePoint, Business Warehouse and SAP
  • Ability to obtain a Secret level clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with NGAS costing methods
  • Knowledge of compliance audit standards for MMAS
  • Secret level clearance or higher

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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.