General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Accounting Specialist - Travel Accounting in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19570BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Accounting Specialist - Travel Accounting

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

City: San Diego

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 an Accounting Specialist to work within our Travel Accounting team, located in Poway, Ca. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, provide outstanding customer service, utilize a logical and analytical approach to identifying problems and appropriate solutions, and be experienced in processing expense reports and other travel-related documents in Concur.


  • Responds to written and verbal inquiries from internal and external contacts, providing assistance and solutions to employees’ concerns regarding Concur usage and company travel regulations.

  • Performs moderately complex general accounting support tasks in an accounting department.

  • Verifies computer printouts for propriety of accounting transactions.

  • Notifies operating personnel and makes corrections when necessary.

  • Prepares analysis of moderately complex general ledger accounts.

  • Prepares journal vouchers monthly, allocating cost to appropriate projects/accounts.

  • Maintains accounting files and records.

  • Enters data into computer system using defined computer programs and established procedures.

  • Participates in the research and analysis of accounting entries and initiates appropriate adjusting entries that will maintain integrity of accounting records.

  • Summarizes accounting data from detailed accounting records.

  • Categorizes and calculates additional accounting information for reporting and audit purposes.

  • Compiles data and prepares a variety of routine and non-routine reports.

  • Responds to written and verbal inquiries from internal and external contacts.

  • May be responsible for aspects of bookkeeping functions.

  • May support internal and external audits by providing and coordinating document research.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating practices and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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.

  • Must have good knowledge of computer operations and applications and proficiency with spreadsheets.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine 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, computer, documentation and interpersonal skills.

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

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

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.