General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Accounting Specialist - Labor Accounting in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 17516BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Accounting Specialist - Labor Accounting

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

City: Palmdale

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Labor Accounting Specialist in our Labor Accounting group located in Palmdale, CA.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounting Specialist to join our Labor Accounting team that works within of our Finance and Administration group at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems located in Palmdale, Ca. This position with general direction is responsible for performing a variety of general Labor Accounting tasks, including timecard entry, employee data set-up, reconciliation and end user support. A successful team member is highly organized and capable of working in a fast paced dynamic environment while managing several projects simultaneously to meet deadlines with constant changing business priorities.


  • Supports timely and accurate end-user support ensuring Labor Accounting email inbox is maintained to meet service level agreements, including explanation and interpretation of Company policies and procedures.

  • Performs accurate and timely workflow for weekly timecard processing.

  • Oversees and participates in weekly timecard collection and labor processing in accordance with Company policies, Fair Labor Standards Act, CA Labor Code, DCAA, and contract provisions.

  • Assists with requirements definition, testing payroll & timekeeping software upgrades and policy enhancements.

  • Recommends and initiates procedures to improve efficiency of internal processes, controls and reports.

  • Assists with calculation and reconciliation of special payments.

  • Runs moderately complex queries and reports from accounting systems for labor, payroll and other reconciliations, noting any inconsistencies and resolving discrepancies and exceptions.

  • Assists in evaluating, developing, implementing and monitoring appropriate control procedures which safeguard the Company‚Äôs assets and assures compliance with policies.

  • Participates in recommending actions to resolve discrepancies and the investigation of questionable data.

  • Assists in developing training materials and conducting training activities.

  • Interfaces frequently with outside representatives, government personnel and/or senior level internal contacts.

  • Recommends improvements and/or changes to processing methods and techniques.

  • May act as primary contact for inquiries from internal and external representatives.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to include other administrative accounting duties to support the goals of the Labor Accounting department.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma and four or more years of progressive experience in an accounting department or a related field. May substitute additional experience in lieu of education.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance highly desired.

  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills (both written and oral) with proven ability to communicate clearly and respectfully for all internal and external customers.

  • Organizes, schedules, and coordinates work phases.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly.

  • Determines the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of difficult problems.

  • Must have good communication, documentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of MS Office with strong working knowledge of excel are required to create and maintain highly involved spreadsheets using complex functions and formulas.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and capable of effectively interacting with professional staff.

  • Knowledge/experience with ERP business systems is desired (SAP preferable).

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Autotime /Kronos time keeping experience desired.

  • HR experience desired.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.