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Accounting Analyst 1 (Greater St. Louis, MO)

Requisition ID: R10109505

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Saint Charles, MO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading provider of high-power laser diode arrays, high power pump modules and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer capable of supplying unmounted diode bars, packaged laser diodes, DPSS modules, laser diode drivers and complete DPSS laser systems. Our diode laser-based products have become industry standards and are used in a wide variety of commercial and military applications. 


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Northrop Grumman, Cutting Edge Optronics, is looking for a highly motivated Accounting Analyst. to work in our Saint Charles, MO facility. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to handle multiple assignments. Under the supervision of the Controller the selected candidate will be responsible for the following: 


Job Duties in include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct general-ledger account reconciliations, verifying accuracy of data and identifying errors
  • Support monthly, quarterly, half-year, and year-end financial closes, including assigned journal entries, accruals, and overall maintenance of general-ledger accounts.
  • Prepare financial reports when requested by managers, collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Provide accounting guidance to functional departments
  • Perform Accounts Payable functions
  • Review travel & expense (T&E) reports and monthly statements; process T&E reimbursements
  • Reconcile and process intercompany billings and allocations
  • File accounting records (i.e. invoices, statements, journal entries, etc.)
  • Serve as a backup for Purchase Requisition processing
  • Maintain and update Purchase Order delivery dates in ERP system
  • Serve as a backup for Accounts Receivable functions
  • Support sign-in security at business office    
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and process efficiencies
  • Research of GAAP and tax law change impact
  • Responsible for the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • 2 years of experience in General Accounting
  • Prior experience with ERP Systems

Salary Range: $47,900 USD - $71,900 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.