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Mgr Cost Accounting 1- Financial Controller

Requisition ID: R10050377

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Saint Rose, Louisiana, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mgr. Cost Accounting-Financial Controller to join the leadership team in the Americas, responsible for all financial and accounting operations across the US and Canadian entities for Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine.

Reporting to the Global Financial Controller based in Asia, the successful candidate will work closely with other regional offices and functions, providing financial oversight and counsel to support and drive business decisions and strategic planning at a regional level.


The Mgr. Cost Accounting - Financial Controller performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:


  • Manage general accounting, reporting and compliance for the US and Canadian entities
  • Ensure compliance with financial and regulatory requirements (e.g. GAAP, Tax, SOX)
  • Accurate and timely month-end reporting in accordance with Group deadlines, policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with corporate and sector Northrop Grumman teams on reporting, cost transfer, audit and compliance matters for US and Canadian business units
  • Coordinate with tax service providers and international tax manager to facilitate regional tax compliance (Canada income and sales Tax Returns)
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Resolve complex accounting issues
  • Review management reports and conduct financial analysis to drive recommendations in support of process improvement, budget control and other key business decisions
  • Support Financial Planning on the preparation of forecast and annual budgeting process inputs
  • Manage multi-currency and multi-country A/P, AR, payroll, sales tax, and regional segregation compliance.
  • Review and authorization of journal postings, payment proposals, travel expense reporting, treasury transactions and treasury workflow
  • General bookkeeping and month-end journal processing as required
  • Drive regional cash collection, cash management and credit control
  • Manage employee benefit obligations and reporting in Canada (e.g. retirement saving account filing, workers compensation filings, corporate credit card scheme)


  • Mentor the American and Canadian finance team with responsibility for performance management and development
  • Collaborate with functional and business managers regionally and globally on key business decisions and strategic planning
  • Support Sales, Logistics and Purchasing Administrators in Canada
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Manage the highest standards of compliance in all areas
  • To be aware of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
  • To carry out and other reasonable management request.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Accounting and 5 years work experience
  • Exposure working in an international organisation or environment
  • Proven leadership skills, managing, motivating and empowering culturally diverse staff on- and off-site
  • Independent and motivated towards achieving results and continuous process improvement
  • Analytical, proactive, meticulous and strong at business partnering•Good organisational and project management skills, and highly effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Acts with integrity and objectivity, maintaining high standards of professionalism and accountability
  • Ability to travel on occasion
  • High proficiency in Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Marine Industry
  • US GAAP knowledge
  • IFS knowledge (ERP)

Salary Range: $85,400 USD - $106,700 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.