Orbital ATK Sr Accountant in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Sr Accountant

Locations:Minnetonka, MN

Categories: Finance


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Job ID:JAY20171204-39139

With over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join the General Accounting team in our Minnetonka, Minnesota office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to GAAP

  • Prepare and process monthly accounting entries based on GAAP and government contract accounting knowledge

  • Analyze large volumes of data using worksheet and database skills to manipulate and summarize into meaningful information for decision making

  • Identify, research, understand, and document causes of significant account variances

  • Process revenue adjustments

  • Support various audits by internal, external, and government auditors

  • Perform or review GL account reconciliations and resolve any accounting discrepancies and irregularities in accordance with corporate policy

  • Monitor and maintain accounting control procedures

  • Provide financial information and schedules for internal and external reporting

  • Provide guidance to staff accountants as needed

  • Perform other accounting and finance activities as may be needed to support and advance the daily operations and processes within General Accounting and Orbital ATK as a whole

  • Collaborate with corporate and line finance team members to help drive process improvement

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of accounting experience with a BA or BS in Accounting

  • ERP experience preferred

  • A mix of public and corporate accounting preferred

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proficient computer skills across the MS Office Suite

  • Working knowledge of SQL Query or similar reporting platform

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers

  • Ability to participate positively and successfully in a team environment using strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated with abilities to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results

  • Independent problem solver and decision maker, working without significant guidance

  • Able to identify problems, root causes of issues, and develop and implement solutions to resolve issues appropriately

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills to communicate with external and internal stakeholders


  • BA or BS in Accounting or related field

  • MBA, CPA, or advanced preferred

Additional Information:

Position may be filled at a lower level depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The minimum requirement is a candidate with a bachelor degree in Accounting.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years


Expertise:Accounting, Accounting