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Principal Cost Accountant

Requisition ID: R10090508

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • Location Location: Melbourne, FL, USA   |  El Segundo, CA, USA  |  Palmdale, CA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. 


Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking Principal Cost Accountant. This position can be located in Melbourne, FL, Palmdale, CA, or El Segundo, CA with the possibility of Hybrid work. This individual will support Business Management accounting operations and compliance of several key business processes. 


Essential Functions: 


This role will apply and analyze material accounting principles on processes, practices and procedures relative to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). The individual will play a central role in audit activities supporting continued approved status of NGAS Business Systems in both open and restricted environments; this will include Material Management Accounting System (MMAS), Purchasing System, Incurred Cost, and various internal audits. They will interact with federal regulatory agencies and internal personnel while investigating and resolving regulatory compliance issues. Ensures that costs are allocated according to established procedures; works closely with Cost Estimating on Material SEEF tasks. The role is also expected to leverage subject matter expertise into training and guidance to associated stakeholders.  The role is expected to lead improvement and corrective actions both in the open and restricted environments.    


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of Accounting experience OR a Master's Degree with 4 years of stated experience 

  • Experience performing and supporting audit activities 

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance, awarded/reviewed within the last 5 years, and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with cost accounting on aerospace programs 

  • Operational experience with SAP in Aerospace production environment 

  • Strong communication and written skills 

  • Experience working and collaborating with DCAA/DCMA 

  • Security clearance (DOD and SCI) 

This position reports to Melbourne, FL, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $67,800 USD - $117,700 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.