Benefits Accounting Analyst

Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar is seeking Benefits Accounting Analyst to fully manage actual and forecasted benefit costs for both P&L and Cash. In this role, you will provide support for the Accounting, FP&A and Cash teams. It’s an exciting opportunity to wear many hats across the team. Position is fully remote from any state.

Maxar Space Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive space technologies. We deliver innovative solutions to government and commercial customers helping them unlock the promise of space to solve problems on Earth and beyond. We address a broad spectrum of needs for our customers, including mission systems engineering, product design, spacecraft manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Maxar Space Systems is a trusted partner in commercial and government missions, combining more than 60 years of deep mission understanding with reliable performance and longevity.

Responsibilities include:

Own portions of the payroll accounting for Maxar Space. Payroll accounting includes helping to reconcile payroll accounts; moving hours for employees between different charge codes; providing reports as needed.

Own portions of the Indirect Spend tracking within the FP&A team primarily focusing on fringe pool costs.

By tracking actual costs and cash spend for these areas, provide forecasted costs to FP&A and Cash functions.

Work on special projects for automations and systems reporting utilizing programs such as Alteryx or Tableau.

Assist in requests for support by both our internal and external auditors.

Produce modeling for forecasted costs and cash spend (includes related intercompany charges).

Produce and input various journal entries into Financial Systems.

Assist in analyzing and reviewing general ledger accounts through preparation of monthly reconciliations,

Perform a variety of routine accounting duties such as gathering and compiling accounting data for financial statements and other reports.

Work closely with various departments to gather data used for invoice classification

Provide and receive support to/from other Accounting / Finance team members, as needed.

Work closely with various departments to gather data used for analysis and forecasting including HR/Benefits, Payroll, and Intercompany

Critically review reports and logs received for inconsistencies and/or errors

Prepare various deliverables to support the preparation of the financial statements and/or quarterly reporting

Assist with any other ad hoc projects, analysis or analytics as needed

Identify opportunities to improve processes and minimize inefficiencies by coordinating with counterparts at other company segments

Execute procedures in accordance with company policies

Minimum Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related discipline required

Minimum 5 Years Of Relevant Accounting Work Experience

Prior experience in various aspects of the GL ranging from manual accruals to AR to cash.

Must have cost accounting experience

Preferred Skills/Competencies

CPA license (inactive status is acceptable)

Knowledge of gov't contracting

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to multitask.

Must have the ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from supervisor to accomplish duties.

Has demonstrated attention to detail and good-record-keeping skills

Must be a strong Microsoft Excel user and proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office365 tools.

Adherence to concepts of teamwork, cooperation, self-control, and flexibility to get work done

Demonstrated independence and self-motivation to solve problems and work productively

Prioritizes workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Ability to maintain good rapport with vendors, consultants, and employees in other functional areas

Experience working in medium or large ERP systems preferred (not required) – SAP experience a plus!

Good understanding of US GAAP

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.