Senior Accountant

Irvine, CA, United States
Full Time Posted 8 days ago
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United States
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Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


We are currently looking for a Senior Accountant to join Thales in Irvine, CA. The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Director of Accounting.  Primary duties deal with preparation of balance sheet and profit and loss analysis for monthly closing and regular audit requirements, inter-company reconciliation and resolution, taxes preparation and filing, and all related month-end financial closing and financial reporting tasks. Job Holder shall support Accounting Manager and Director of Accounting in the coordination and interaction with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) partner to resolve daily queries pertaining to financial reporting.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, variance analysis, corporate financial reporting analysis and requirements, and other regulatory compliance. 
  • Perform month-end closing tasks and work with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to ensure financial statements are closed timely.
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger (GL) and related subsidiary ledgers (SL).  Ensure SL ties up with GL.  Prepare monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliation and perform account analysis to propose clean-up or adjustment JE.  Ensure account balances are correct in content and total ties up with accounting system before books are finally closed for the period. 
  • Compute all necessary accruals, review deposits and prepayments, and prepare all related journal entries thereof including clean-up adjustments.
  • Assists in various accounting and statutory functions such as accounts payable analysis, payroll reconciliation, expense report processing, fixed assets reconciliation and review, government reporting, and other ad-hoc general accounting related tasks.
  • Support internal and external audit which include preparation of all analysis related to financial reporting audit, Thales internal audit and tax related audit.
  • In charge of accounting system maintenance and clean-up such as adding new accounts into the chart of accounts, mapping new accounts and cost centers into the financial statements and/or inactivating or removing duplicate accounts,  and clearing offset transactions in general ledger.
  • Prepare and file taxes such as sales & use taxes, GST and HST taxes, property taxes and other business related taxes and ensure on-time filing.
  • Perform inter-company AP & AR reconciliation processes.  Work with AP and AR team to resolve differences between Inter-company entities.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Economics or a related field
  • 5 or more years of related work experience for a company of similar size or with a minimum of $100MM Revenue
  • 5 or more years’ experience using Advanced Excel user (e.g. pivot table, v look-ups, SUMIF, SUMIFS, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CA or CGMA
  • Worked as an Auditor or Tax accountant in a Top 20 Accounting or Tax Firms

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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