Sr. Compliance Accountant

AEVEX Aerospace
San Diego, CA
Added: April 26, 2024
Come join our San Diego Team!

The Sr. Compliance Accountant serves as the primary point of contact with government auditors and will be responsible for analyzing and reconciling cost data to ensure compliance with company policy and government regulations. Knowledge of CAS, FAR, DFARS along with strong accounting, communication, and analytical skills are required.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares annual ICE submission for multiple segments, including reconciliations, screening for unallowable costs, and proper allocations in accordance with the company Disclosure Statements
  • Responsible for maintaining indirect rates in Unanet and reviewing monthly rate calculations and forecasts
  • Liaises with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
  • Primary point of contact for all audits including floorchecks, Incurred Cost, and CAS audits.
  • Assist with policy and procedures and provide guidance and training
  • Captures and classifies cost data to determine the cost associated with products/product lines, projects, or departments. Compares actual costs to historical or projected costs and reports on variance. Provides cost-related data in support of business decisions or for use in financial reporting. May participate in or oversee regular inventory cycle counts.

Standard Essential Functions

  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Embodies AEVEX's cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.


  • Performs work with a high degree of latitude.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Advanced skill level utilizing MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Willingness to learn and take on any tasks necessary to support the team
  • Effective oral and written communication/presentation skills; proficient in English
  • Must meet required deadlines from DCAA and various government agencies
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills; maintain discretion/confidentiality
  • Proficiency in fully integrated accounting systems (Unanet, Deltek or Costpoint) a plus

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong analytical and ERP skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work individually and with other team members with minimum supervision


  • 5+ years' hands on experience as a financial analyst/similar position in government accounting environment with DCAA compliance requirements
  • Experience completing the Incurred Cost Proposal (using the DCAA ICE Excel file) and knowledgeable of DCAA, Federal procurement and contract closeout procedures

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment
  • Frequently required repetitive movements of wrists, hands, and/or fingers

Security Clearance

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.