Principal Accountant

Requisition ID: R10022418

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Irving - TX, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Enterprise Services is looking for a Principal Accountant.

This role will allow for telework, but eligible candidates must be located near Northrop Grumman's Irving, TX or Bloomington, MN office.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports
  • Maintains or oversees the control of accounts and records in such areas as disbursements, expenses, tax payments, and income
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify accuracy.
  • Amending Federal Tax returns as assigned
  • Amending State Income tax returns as assigned
  • Amend State Unemployment returns as assigned
  • Amend Local returns as assigned
  • Submitting W-2 corrections to federal and state entities and filing amended returns
  • Applying for state and unemployment withholding account by legal entity as needed
  • Ensuring compliance for timely and accurate reporting of all payroll taxes.
  • Assisting in maintaining the federal, state and local quarterly payroll deductions to tax payment reconciliations
  • Creating and filing the employee and employer federal, state and local payroll tax reporting and payments for amendments as filed
  • Tracking refunds based on amendments filed
  • Coding returned checks for deposit and GL postings
  • Maintaining changes in unemployment rates on ADP Smart Compliance
  • Maintaining states by entity information on ADP Smart Compliance
  • Reporting headcount to the Federal and State departments of labor
  • Responding to federal and state tax and wage inquiries
  • Researching and responding to Case workflow email notices for employee work and home address combinations
  • Reconciling tax reporting and payments made throughout the calendar year to the W-2 file
  • Assisting with the Analyzing merger, divestiture and acquisition activity, for tax entity impacts  and implementing resulting actions as needed
  • Assisting with the reconciling of tax accounts with Payroll Tax Accounting personnel and ability to analyze and take correction actions as necessary.
  • Payroll tax electronic and paper record retention according to company and department policy, including filing.
  • Assisting with International tax filings and research as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 Years of experience with Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field OR 4 Years of experience with Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field OR 8+ years of experience in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • 4 years of payroll tax experience
  • Ability to be achieve CPP certification 1 year from hire date

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field with OR 4 years of relevant experience with Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • CPP certification

Salary Range: 69100 - 103700

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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?

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.