Senior Principal Accountant Irving, TX

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.

The Northrop Grumman Accounting Services team is looking to hire a Senior Principal Accountant (level 04). The position reports directly to the Manager of Enterprise General Accounting in the Irving, TX office.

This role can be supported virtually, but the chosen candidate must have the ability to travel to one of our office locations in Redondo Beach, CA, Irving, TX, or Falls Church, VA for in person meetings/events at their own expense.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support accounting close activities including managing daily deadlines, reviewing/approving team tasks, briefing Management on status, and ensuring timely completion. Close activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing tie out and error reports for accuracy, approving journal entries, FDMEE/HFM integration and management, performing SAP to HFM reconciliations, and posting HFM journal entries.

  • Manage chart of accounts and SAP/S4 accounting modules. Oversee the on-call team, ensure coverage during critical phases, administer periodic training, manage on-call schedule, and lead S4 implementation efforts.

  • Review and approve value-added tax (VAT) schedules.

  • Approve general ledger account reconciliations in Blackline. Exhibit ability to resolve complex reconciliation issues, provide coaching and training to team members, and assist management with optimization projects.

  • Coordinate with sector business partners and act as the primary point of contact for internal, external, and DCAA/DCMA audit requests, ad hoc data requests, inquiries, and problem resolution.

  • Drive completion of assigned projects including time/team management, aligning performance/deliverables to milestones, and collaborating with business partners as needed.

  • Support quarterly and annual supplemental reporting activities including preparing QES and YES schedules as assigned, collecting schedules, and supporting backups prepared by others, loading data from QES/YES schedules to HFM, and validating data loaded and ensuring no variances.

This position does require strong written and verbal communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline with a minimum of10 years accounting or finance work experience OR Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of accounting or finance work experience.

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word).

  • Extensive utilization and understanding of ERP systems, especially SAP.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, and practices.

  • Ability to travel to one of our office locations in Redondo Beach, CA, Irving, TX, or Falls Church, VA for in person meetings/events.

  • Proven ability to multi-task, produce quality results, and consistently meet deadlines.

  • US Citizenship is required for this role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of S4 and experience with ERP implementation.

  • Fundamental understanding of data analytics.

  • Ability to use technical aptitude to solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess processes and support improvement, efficiency, and harmonization strategies.

  • Previous lead experience or ability to organize and oversee team-related projects.

  • Holistic understanding of Balance Sheet account reconciliations.

Salary Range: $88,500 - $132,700

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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