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Associate Accountant

Requisition ID: R10059209

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking an Associate Accountant to join our growing team of diverse professionals in McLean, Virginia. The selected candidate will play a key role in supporting the Manager of Billing and will work with their team to ensure strong processes and controls are in place while providing value added services to the Defense Systems Sector.


  • Prepares, and submits customer billings in compliance with contract ter ms and conditions, department policies/procedures, external regulations and SOX controls
  • Uses the SAP financial system to create invoices for Government, Commercial and International Customers
  • Represents the NGDS Billing Team in contract kickoff meetings while serving as the Billing point of contact for all AR setup questions
  • Participates in miscellaneous accounts receivable reporting and resolution of invoice payment issues
  • Supports monthly cash collection and forecasting goals while providing input to DS Business Management for AR billed/unbilled reviews
  • Works hand-in-hand with internal and external customers involving any invoice-related AR questions
  • Supports DCAA incurred costs and billing audits as needed
  • Participates in month-end AR metrics reporting and any other special projects as needed
  • Collaborates with Program Control, Contracts and External customers as necessary to resolve billing issues.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 4 years of accounting or finance experience
  • Will also accept a Bachelor’s degree in a business, accounting, or finance discipline
  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAP - Government Contracting Experience
  • Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills
  • The ability to handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines

Salary Range: $50,200 USD - $75,400 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

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?

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.